Group Asks Investigation of Louisiana University Primate Lab
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Contact the USDA to Demand a Maximum Fine against University of Louisiana, Lafayettte:

Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Western Region, USDA
(970) 494-7478
Robert.M.Gibbens@usda.gov 
acwest@aphis.usda.gov

 

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Please levy the MAXIMUM FINE against University of Louisiana, Lafayette, for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) when their negligence allowed "major trauma" to at least six monkeys one of whom had to be euthanized. Their behavior should NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law for this repeat violator of the AWA!

 

Group Asks Investigation of Louisiana University Primate Lab
By USNews.com, May 18, 2017

An animal rights group wants a federal investigation of a Louisiana university's primate lab, saying six reports of major trauma to monkeys indicate problems at the New Iberia Research Center.

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) An animal rights group wants a federal investigation of a Louisiana university's primate lab, saying six reports of major trauma to monkeys indicate problems at the New Iberia Research Center.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette did not immediately respond Thursday to a request for comment about the statement from Michael Budkie of Stop Animal Exploitation Now.

He asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to investigate six monthly health reports from 2016 and 2017 for a colony of about 540 monkeys. The reports are signed by a research center veterinarian and were obtained from the National Institutes of Health.

Each notes one case of "major trauma." The November report states that a monkey was euthanized because of that. Budkie says trauma is "often connected to violations of the Animal Welfare Act."

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