Most Lethal Labs of 2011
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Most Lethal Labs of 2011 AND Dishonorable Mentions
The labs are placed in this list based on whistleblower statements, USDA inspection reports, USDA fines, USDA official warnings, or other official records.
- Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
300 monkeys killed when research contract lost (according to a whistleblower statement), was fined $21,750 for allowing a monkey to choke to death and is under investigation by USDA for two dog deaths.
USDA Investigative and Enforcement Services Settlement Agreement - 24 Jun 2011
- Primate Products, Inc.
According to inside information from a whistleblower a disease epidemic killed over 50 primates, at one point over 500 were sick.
Whistleblower Reveals Epidemic at Primate Products
- Exemplar Genetics
Sioux Center, IA
Killed 39 pigs in a transport truck.
USDA - Inspection Report - 16 Sep 2010
- Sharp Veterinary Research
Killed 32 dogs and cats through lack of veterinary care.
USDA - Inspection Report - 23 Aug 2011
- University of Alaska
Starved 12 musk oxen to death.
USDA - Inspection Report - 30 Aug 2011
- Harvard (Harvard Medical School,
Brigham and Women's Hospital,
8 animals dead - 3 primates (1 drug overdose, 1 experimental death, and 1 killed in cage washer), 2 rabbits (drug overdose), 1 goat (drug overdose), 1 sheep (inadequate veterinary care), 1 dog (drug overdose).
- University of Washington
Fined $10,893 for killing 5 animals - 3 primates (1 starvation, 2 bacterial infections), a cat (bacterial infection) and a bat (during cage cleaning).
USDA APHIS Violations Report - Page 1 - 8 Jun 2011
USDA APHIS Violations Report - Page 2 - 8 Jun 2011
- University of Pennsylvania
Killed four animals - a newborn puppy and 3 gerbils (dehydration) through negligence.
USDA Inspection Report - 20 Jul 2011
- M P I Research, L.L.C.
4 animals (2 primates, 1 dog, 1 pig) died from traumatic injuries.
USDA - Inspection Report - 3 Aug 2011
- University of Tennessee
3 dogs dead euthanized after improper experimental procedures caused complications.
USDA - Inspection Report - 6 Apr 2011
- University of Louisiana
3 primates found dead and decomposing.
USDA - Inspection Report - 31 May 2011
- Covance Research Products (Denver, PA and Alice, TX)
University of Texas Medical Branch at
1 dog died due to inadequate veterinary care, 1 goat died due to improper anesthesia.
USDA - Inspection Report - 2 Mar 2011
See Watchdog group names 'Lethal Labs List' - Press Release