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The Defender
From Fall 2008 Issue

SAEN UPDATE -- Violations at MPI Research Escalate

Last year SAEN blew the whistle on MPI Research of Mattawan (MI), after receiving insider tips. SAEN’s inquiries have uncovered further Animal Welfare Act violations at MPI. The cruelty and negligence perpetrated on dogs, primates, and other species at this facility are simply horrendous.

According to federal reports, one MPI project used a chemical known to have caused abnormal hair pulling and stereotypical behaviors. However, the principle investigator attempted to hide these side-effects from the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, preventing the committee from making an informed decision about this protocol.

Another incident recounted in the report focused on a dog which was allowed to suffer substantial pain and distress without being humanely euthanized. The report states:

“An animal welfare concern report was reviewed involving a dog that was documented as ‘was non-responsive, breathing agonal, material in pan red’ at 11:13 am. This animal was documented as dying at 12:02 pm during preparation for necropsy. This animal did not receive euthanasia to relieve its pain and suffering in a timely manner.”

These violations reveal a continuing and utter disregard for the pain and suffering endured by animals at MPI.

Please write to the Director of the Eastern Region of the USDA/APHIS/AC to demand immediate action against MPI:

Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer
USDA/APHIS/AC
920 Main Campus Dr, Suite 2000
Raleigh, NC 27606

Betty.J.Goldentyer@usda.gov

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