Primate Products Negligence Leads to Monkey Strangulation; National Watchdog Group Files Complaint, Calls for $10,000 Federal Fine

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From Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
S. A. E. N.
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Please contact the USDA to insist on a fine for Primate Products for the negligence which killed a monkey.

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
Monday, March 31, 2014
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN 513-575-5517, 513-703-9865 (cell) saen@saenonline.org
 
Primate Products Negligence Leads to Monkey Strangulation;
National Watchdog Group Files Complaint, Calls for $10,000 Federal Fine

MIAMI, FL  –  Sensitive federal records have revealed a preventable monkey death at Primate Products – a Miami area monkey dealer – according to a national research watchdog organization, which made the fatality public today.

A heavy fine - $10,000 – should be leveled at the Primate Products laboratory, 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.   

“Primate Products has clearly demonstrated incompetence that has killed a monkey," said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN.  "This bungling laboratory deserves the maximum penalty allowable under the law."

The NIH report and SAEN's Official Complaint are available upon request from SAEN.

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