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S. A. E. N.
"Exposing the truth to wipe
out animal experimentation"
From Summer 2009 Issue
SAEN shocks Major Labs with National Media Expose’ --
Abuse of Hamsters, Dogs, Pigs, & Monkeys revealed
Animal Exploitation NOW! has uncovered and exposed terrible cruelty
inside Charles River Laboratories (CRL) location in Shrewsbury (MA),
Bioreliance Corp. in Rockville (MD), and Tufts University Vet School in
The CRL location in Shrewsbury amassed 13 federal violations during an
18 month period ranging from inadequate veterinary care, facilities,
enclosures, sanitation, & environmental enhancement to violations by the
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC). According to USDA
reports dated August of 2008, a monkey and a dog had to be killed after
botched surgical procedures. Other CRL facilities have a history of
major violations including a 2008 episode at a Nevada CRL facility where
a heating malfunction literally cooked 32 primates to death.
The 7 violations amassed by Bioreliance during only 6 months include
unqualified personnel, inadequate veterinary care, improper handling of
animals, and violations by the IACUC. According to USDA reports dated
August of 2008, living hamsters were found in a freezer used for storage
of dead animals. This incident may have involved as many as 18 animals.
During June of 2008, another hamster was boiled alive by being left
inside a cage that was being sterilized.
During a January of 2009 inspection, Tufts Veterinary School piled up 6
federal violations including burning 3 dogs with a heat lamp following
surgical procedures and performing castrations on pigs without
SAEN’s investigations brought both national and international media
attention to the abuse and criminal negligence of these labs. Hundreds
of nationally-known media outlets, including Washington Post, Los
Angeles Times, and Boston Globe, ran stories highlighting these shocking
cases. The news of this abuse flew across the internet, appearing on
over 7000 different news web pages, including The Guardian of Great
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