Contact Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Western Region
USDA/APHIS/A 2150 Center Ave.
Building B, Mailstop 3W11
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117
Please levy the MAXIMUM FINE against the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act when their ineptitude killed and inured multiple animals including monkeys, rabbits, and a dog and caused suffering to many other animals. Their utter disregard for the animals and the Animal Welfare Act CANNOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Feds investigate Albuquerque medical research lab
Associated Press, WashingtonTimes.com, November 2, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Federal officials have acknowledged that a nonprofit institute in Albuquerque that uses animals for research is the subject of an investigation.
Confirmation of the investigation stemmed from a public records request filed earlier this year by the animal-right group Stop Animal Exploitation Now, a frequent critic of the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which regularly inspects the lab, stated in a recent letter that the records could not be released due to an open investigation.
The agency on Monday did not immediately respond to questions about what spurred the investigation.
The lab was fined nearly $22,000 in 2011 for Animal Welfare Act violations, and federal inspectors reported earlier this year that an untrained technicianís actions resulted in the death of one of the labís research dogs.ee also:
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