USDA Cites New Iberia lab in Negligent Deaths of 3 Monkeys:
Watchdog Group Calls for Fine and New Investigation
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|Please contact Dr. Gibbens and demand
that he take immediate action against the University of Louisiana,
Lafayette, for the negligent deaths of three primates at the New Iberia
Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Western Region
2150 Center Ave.
Building B, Mailstop 3W11
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN www.saenonline.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, (513) 575-5517
Attn: Assignment Desk
USDA Cites New Iberia lab in Negligent Deaths of 3 Monkeys: Watchdog Group Calls for Fine and New Investigation
LAFAYETTE/NEW IBERIA, LA – Federal reports obtained early today reveal major
violations of the Animal Welfare Act which killed three monkeys within the labs
of the University of Louisiana Lafayette (ULL).
A USDA report dated 5/31/11 reports: “ . . . deaths of 3 Rhesus monkeys which
became trapped in a chute in one of the outdoor breeding colonies. The remains
were autolyzed therefore they had been trapped for some time and not properly
The report cites ULL for inadequate veterinary care including inadequate
observation of animals.
Outraged by this clear negligence, research watchdog group SAEN has contacted
the USDA to insist on severe penalties. “I must insist that your office
immediately issue additional citations against the University of Louisiana
Lafayette and also institute proceedings to issue the largest fine allowable by
law for this heinous incident,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive
SAEN has also asked for an investigation of the deaths of many ULL primates
who have died due to trauma, “traumatic stress,” “thermal necrosis,” septicemia,
“necrosing traumatic wounds,” “ascending necrosis/toxemia” etc. during the 2009
– 2010 period.
Based on information contained in federal reports, potentially as many as 38%
of the monkeys at ULL are sick or injured during a year.
The USDA inspection reports are available upon request from SAEN.
For more information about SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!) --
- University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
- USDA - Inspection Report - 31 May 2011
- Complaint Letter to USDA
- Three Rhesus monkeys die at UL research center
- USDA: 3 decomposed monkeys show New Iberia primate center didn't make required daily checks
- Center reacts to death of 3 monkeys
- Primate deaths draw inquiry
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