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Squalor in the Laboratories
An Audit of Animal Welfare Act Compliance by U.S. Research Facilities; With Detailed Examinations of Fifteen Nationally Known Labs
By Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director,
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513-575-5517 [email protected]   

Harvard University

Government documents for 1/22/01 reveal violations in the areas of IACUCs, veterinary care, housing, and environmental enrichment. Several primates were recovering from anesthesia without posting of their condition or observation. Several primates are noted with substantial hair loss (a potential sign of stress), and another primate is showing evidence of a bloody nose. Primate #210-99 "exhibits hair loss, crouching type behavior, and pattern type movements around cage. No evidence in records that any behavioral abnormalities were noted." Information from other sources (i.e. a report filed by Harvard with the NIH) indicates that there are hundreds (457 in fiscal 2000) of primates at the New England Primate Research Center (NEPRC --affiliated with Harvard) that exhibit sufficiently aberrant behavior as to be used in studies of self-injurious behavior. The status of primates at Harvard/NEPRC is significant because according to government documents this facility handles well over 2000 primates per year.


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