FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, October 24, 2004
Contact: Michael Budkie (cell) 513.703-9865
Attention: Daybook/News Desk
SAN DIEGO -- The director of a non-profit laboratory
watchdog organization based in Ohio says he may have to risk arrest
Monday to get out the word about major fraud and illegal acts inside
secretive U.S. and California research laboratories.
Michael Budkie, A.H.T., executive director of SAEN,
will hold a news conference at the Society for Neurosciences Convention
at 10:15 a.m. MONDAY at the main entrance to the Convention Center (111
West Harbor Drive).
Budkie is expected to make public an in-depth White
Paper on primate experimentation in the U.S. The probe chronicles major
violations of federal law by the nation's research facilities in
California and the San Diego area.
At a Sunday news event, Budkie was warned to stay off
even the public areas at the Convention Center - although state law and
recent federal court decisions clearly allow him to be there. A
television cameraperson was also threatened and blocked from doing his
Budkie's investigations on the failures of the
nation's research laboratories have resulted in government fines and
other punishments for research facilities at Harvard, Yale, Columbia,
Emory, University of California and scores of other universities.
SAEN has uncovered, using government documents and
insider information, not only a waste of millions of tax dollars in
redundant and unnecessary testing, but also revealed massive animal
abuse - including some horrific deaths of primates - in those