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  Watchdog Organization Files Federal Complaint Against Massachusetts Lab Following Raid by Underground Animal Liberation group

VERY URGENT NEWS ADVISORY
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Contact: Michael Budkie (513) 575-5517; (513) 703-9865

Attn: Assignment Desk 

Worcester, MA - A national research watchdog organization has filed an Official Complaint against the Capralogics laboratory of Hardwick, MA following a raid by the underground Animal Liberation Front (ALF) that freed 23 rabbits from the facility earlier this week.

The Communiqué from the ALF - which has liberated thousands of animals over the past several decades from research labs, fur farms and factory farms - strongly criticized the treatment of the animals at Capralogics, and used photographs taken by the lab to prove its case:

"The photos submitted with this communiqué, taken by a Capralogics employee in the U.S., show the way rabbits are treated by this terrible company - their bodies restrained in headlocks, their skin shaved off so they could be injected with various compounds. When their experiment concludes they are terminally bled, meaning they are cut and left to bleed until their life has drained away."

Several of the photos from this raid are available on the SAEN website at www.saenonline.org 

"The staff of this laboratory clearly have a total disregard for the pain and suffering which are inflicted on the animals in their care," said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN, a Cincinnati-based non-profit animal protection organization..

Budkie said that in light of conditions revealed in the photos from this ALF action an Official Complaint has been filed with the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service.

Potential breaches of federal law, he said, could include violations of regulations for veterinary care, pain relief, reporting of painful experimentation, and use of alternatives to animal experimentation are the heart of the complaint.

The SAEN complaint asks that the USDA "prosecute Capralogics to the fullest extend that the law allows."

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Also See:

Letter to USDA about Capralogics, Inc - 20 Sep 2006

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USDA - APHIS Report - 12 Oct 2005

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