Watchdog Group Discloses Leaked MPI Research Records; Demands USDA Investigation and Inspector General Audit

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From Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 29, 2010
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN (National), 513-575-5517

attn: Assignment Desk

Watchdog Group Discloses Leaked MPI Research Records; Demands USDA Investigation and Inspector General Audit

KALAMAZOO/MATTAWAN, MI – A National Research Watchdog Group (SAEN) has called a news conference for Tuesday, November 30, at 10:00 a.m. at the Staybridge Suites Hotel, Kalamazoo at 2001 Seneca LN. (49004).

The news conference will release recently obtained internal MPI Research records which document a multi-year pattern of negligence and traumatic injuries within the lab.

SAEN has filed an official complaint with USDA/APHIS/AC for a new investigation of MPI Research, as well as a request for an Inspector General’s investigation of the response to a previous complaint filed against MPI Research.

“The documents which we have recently obtained from an anonymous source demonstrate that our previous complaint was justified and that animals have continued to be unnecessarily injured and killed at this facility,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN.

“I hold the USDA responsible for the deaths and injuries that have taken place since our 2007 complaint," he added.

All documentation will be available at the news conference, including a photo which reveals mishandling of an animal at MPI.

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