Whistleblower Reveals Epidemic at Primate Products

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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN www.saenonline.org, saen@saenonline.org, (513) 575-5517

Attn: Assignment Desk

Whistleblower Reveals Epidemic at Primate Products: 50 Primates Dead, 500 sick; Watchdog Group calls for Federal Investigation and Fine

MIAMI, FL – A whistleblower within the Miami are lab, Primate Products, has revealed a major epidemic among the monkeys.

Information recently obtained from a whistleblower connected to Primate Products has stated that hundreds of animals have been sick and dozens have died.

The source said: “The monkeys were getting sick and dying from some serious enteritis...diarrhea, bloody, etc. More than 500 were being treated daily. Most were Harlan animals.” It was later disclosed that over 50 animals died. At first report the epidemic had included 300 animals, but spread to include over 500 animals in just a few weeks.

It is also reported that the majority of the animals were actually owned by Harlan Laboratories. However, it is possible that sick animals may have been shipped to other Primate Products customers, such as Wil Research Laboratories of Ohio.

Research Watchdog Group SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW) has contacted the USDA to demand an investigation and he largest fine allowable under the law.

“Allowing an epidemic to kill dozens of animals and make hundreds of animals sick is a truly criminal act and must be punished,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN.

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