Wake Forest Negligence kills 2 Monkeys; Watchdog Group files Complaint & Calls for $20,000 Federal Fine

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



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Please contact the USDA to insist on a major fine for Wake Forest University for the negligence which killed 2 primates.

Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer
USDA/APHIS/AC
920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 2000
Raleigh, NC 27606
(919) 855-7100
Betty.J.Goldentyer@usda.gov

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN 513-575-5517, 513-703-9865 (cell)

Wake Forest Negligence kills 2 Monkeys; Watchdog Group files Complaint & Calls for $20,000 Federal Fine


WINSTON SALEM,NC  –  Sensitive federal records that reveal two preventable monkey  deaths at Wake Forest University are being made public by a national research watchdog organization today.
 
The Wake Forest University lab should be heavily fined - $20,000, said SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation NOW), a national research watchdog organization, which uncovered the death & negligence.  SAEN has filed a federal complaint with the USDA, which oversees research laboratories.
 
SAEN said the records reveal that a monkey strangled to death after becoming entangled in an enrichment device.  A second monkey, who was diabetic, apparently died after becoming hypoglycemic when lab staff failed to provide an afternoon meal. 
 
“Wake Forest University has demonstrated a clear pattern of incompetence that has killed two monkeys," said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN.  "This bungling lab deserves the maximum penalty allowable under the law."
 
Wake Forest University recently paid a $35,464 fine for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
 
The NIH reports and SAEN's Official Complaint are available upon request from SAEN.

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