Leaked photos show 'Frankenstein-like' gruesome wounds to small primates at Miami research lab; Watchdog group files federal complaint

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From Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
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URGENT NEWS ADVISORY
Monday, August 30, 2010
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN, 513-575-5517

Leaked photos show 'Frankenstein-like' gruesome wounds to small primates at Miami research lab; Watchdog group files federal complaint

MIAMI, FL – Graphic, leaked photos from inside a private research laboratory here show "Frankenstein-like" gaping wounds in the skulls of small primates so horrendous a national research watchdog group said the labs if probably in serious violations of federal laws.

The set of 10 photos from within the super secret lab of Primate Products in Miami were obtained by the "Animal Liberation Investigation Unit," which made them available to the public for the first time.

Text included with the photos state:
"The Animal Liberation Investigation Unit has obtained damning photographs from within Primate Products, Inc. (www.primateproducts.com) in Miami, Florida. The photographs reveal the true faces of vivisection and the global primate trade."

Research watchdog Stop Animal Exploitation NOW (SAEN), based in Ohio and responsible for exposing illegal acts in research labs across the nation, said it is filing an official complaint with federal regulators and demanding a complete investigation of Primate Products, including an immediate inspection of the labs.

SAEN claims the photos depict “highly invasive” and “barbaric” experiments, as well as inadequate surgical procedures, inadequate veterinary care, and the potential filing of fraudulent reports by Primate Products.

"What these photographs depict is very crude, Frankenstein-type procedures masked as research. This looks nothing like science, and most Americans would agree this is wrong," said Michael Budkie, AHT, executive director at SAEN.

The photos and Official Complaint are available upon request from SAEN.

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See Also:
Primate Products, Inc., Miami, FL
Primate Products Leaked Photos
Letter of Complaint to Primate Products, Inc., Miami, FL About 'Frankenstein-like' Photos
Letter of Complaint to USDA About Primate Products, Inc., Miami, FL
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