Government Reports confirm whistleblower Statement – Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) EXTERMINATED 300 monkeys and 100 beagles during 2011

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Please contact Robert W. Rubin, CEO Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) to protest the needless deaths of 300 monkeys and 100 dogs and INSIST that Michael Budkie of SAEN and New Mexico news media be given a tour of LRRI and that post-mortem records for animals that died at LRRI during 2011 be made public.

Robert W. Rubin, CEO
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
2425 Ridgecrest Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108-5127

(505) 348-9365
rwrubin@lrri.org

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Government Reports confirm whistleblower Statement – Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) EXTERMINATED 300 monkeys and 100 beagles during 2011 - posted January 18, 2012

In July of 2011 SAEN was contacted by a whistleblower connected to the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. This whistleblower revealed that this lab had recently lost a multi-million dollar experimentation contact that involved the use of several species of animals. The lab decided to simply exterminate unneeded animals, instead of finding them homes in Sanctuaries. The whistleblower stated that 30 primates were to be killed per day, for 10 days and afterwards the slaughter would move to the beagle colony. Overall, this process was to kill 300 monkeys and at least 100 beagles. Recently obtained government reports now document the facts of this situation.

USDA animal inventories (see below) for the Lovelace Laboratory demonstrate that in March of 2011 this facility had 951 primates and 293 dogs. By September these numbers had declined to 646 primates and 183 dogs. In a period of less than 6 months 305 monkeys and 110 dogs had disappeared from LRRI. This corresponds exactly to the aforementioned whistleblower statement.

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute killed 400 animals simply because they didn’t want the expense of feeding and caring for them. They refused to even respond to contacts from activists whose goal was nothing more than to put these animals into sanctuaries.

Animal Inventory information for the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Source: http://acissearch.aphis.usda.gov/LPASearch/faces/CustomerSearch.jspx

Animal Inventory for Inspection Date: Mar 23, 2011

Inspection Animal Count Animal Common Name Animal Group Name
293 DOG ADULT DOGS
37 GUINEA PIG GUINEA PIGS
898 CRAB-EATING MACAQUE NONHUMAN PRIMATES
50 GREEN MONKEY NONHUMAN PRIMATES
3 RHESUS MACAQUE NONHUMAN PRIMATES
125 EUROPEAN RABBIT RABBITS

Total Primates: 898 + 50 + 3 = 951
Dogs: 293

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