Federal report criticizes UR for not feeding two monkeys

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Federal report criticizes UR for not feeding two monkeys

By James Goodman, Democrat and Chronicle, June 16, 2011

The University of Rochester was criticized in a recent inspection report by the federal government for not feeding one research monkey for four consecutive days and not feeding another for two days.

`”Nonhuman primates need to be fed at least once a day,” says the report.

The University of Rochester Medical Center issued a statement saying that it has taken “strong” steps to address "an isolated incident involving a single scientist who made an unacceptable decision.”

Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! — an animal rights group — issued a news release publicizing the incident.

Michael Budkie, executive director of the group, said that a “lab that receives millions of dollars in federal tax grants should at least be able to make sure that the animals are fed.”

See also: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY

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