USDA Cites SNBL for Monkey Deaths Following Watchdog Group Complaint; SAEN Calls for Federal Fine
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Please contact Dr. Gibbens and demand that he take immediate action against SNBL laboratories for the deaths of primates due to hyperthermia (heat stress).
Dr. Robert Gibbens
SEATTLE/EVERETT, WA – SNBL- a primate dealer/lab headquartered in
Everett (WA) with a branch located in Alice (TX) - is the target of an
Official Complaint filed with the USDA by National Research Watchdog
Group, SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!) following multiple primate
deaths by hypothermia.
The primate hypothermia deaths are documented in a 2013 USDA inspection report for the SNBL dealer facility. The July report reveals that 2 primates died of hyperthermia following negligent capture attempts, which caused severe stress and overheating to the animals.
According to the USDA report SNBL's capture techniques include chasing monkeys with nets. The stress caused by these techniques led directly to the primate deaths.
The USDA citation follows an Official Complaint filed against SNBL by SAEN. SAEN's Complaint (which discussed multiple hypothermia deaths) was filed in June of 2013, approximately 1 month before the USDA citations.
“We believe that this SNBL facility is clearly incompetent, has caused unnecessary animal deaths, and deserves a severe penalty,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN. “
The SAEN's Official Complaint and the USDA report both available upon request from SAEN.
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