Major protest set Tuesday at Miami research laboratory after leaked photos reveal horrific conditions; Federal officials confirm investigation, watchdog group says

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From Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
S. A. E. N.
"Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation"


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Sept. 6, 2010
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN, 513-703-9865

Major protest set Tuesday at Miami research laboratory after leaked photos reveal horrific conditions; Federal officials confirm investigation, watchdog group says

MIAMI, FL – A large demonstration is planned at a private research
facility here Tuesday in the wake of leaked photographs – and a federal
investigation –depicting horrific, bloody primates killed at the laboratory.

Super-sized enlargements of the photos will be available at a MAJOR
PROTEST on TUESDAY, Sept. 7, at 11:15 a.m. at Primate Products (7780 NW
53rd St. in Miami.

A national animal research watchdog organization is sending an expert to
request an internal inspection of the facility.

Primate Products has confirmed the photos were, in fact, taken at its
facilities following the public disclosure last week. The U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture confirmed it will inspect that facility, according to a
national research watchdog organization monitoring the situation.

SAEN, based on Ohio, called for the government inspection after the
photographs – made public by an underground animal rights group – showed
bloodied, mutilated bodies of small primates at Primate Products, a
Miami research laboratory.

Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN www.saenonline.org) has filed a
federal complaint against Primate Products inc. based in
Miami/Immokalee, FL. The complaint alleges potentially inadequate
veterinary care, inadequate supervision of animal experimentation,
inadequate environmental enhancement and insufficient environmental
enhancement.

SAEN's complaint is based on leaked photos, which depict
"Frankenstein-like" gaping wounds in the skulls of small primates. The
set of 10 photos was obtained by the "Animal Liberation Investigation
Unit," which made them available to the public for the first time Aug. 30.

"While we are hopeful that additional scrutiny will have a serious
impact on Primate Products, the USDA has a history of taking
insufficient enforcement actions," said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T.,
Executive Director, SAEN.

"Labs have killed animals through negligence and received trivial
fines," added Budkie, who will be at the Tuesday protest, flying in from
his Ohio offices.

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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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