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S. A. E. N.
"Exposing the truth to wipe
out animal experimentation"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 26, 2002
Contact: (248) 683-4176 or Cell (810) 438-5256
Watchdog Group Monday to Call For End to Multi-Million
Dollar Michigan Research Project
ANN ARBOR – A government
watchdog group has filed an official complaint with the USDA calling for
the immediate end to a multi-million dollar University of Michigan
research project because it violates federal law.
Details of the complaint will be disclosed at a news conference MONDAY,
August 26, at 10 a.m. (Corner of Glenn & Catherine Streets). The author of
the complaint will be present at the news briefing.
In a report – "The Primate Experimentation Scandal" – issued last week,
SAEN charges U.S. primate research facilities like those at the University
of Michigan are spending billions of tax dollars not on cancer and other
life-threatening diseases, but on sex experiments, and drug and alcohol
Cincinnati-based SAEN insists U. of Michigan researcher James Woods has
violated federal law by spending millions of dollars over more than 30
years on primate research into drug addiction that is "unnecessarily
duplicative" and not really relevant to human health.
SAEN said government audits reveal nearly $700 million is spent annually
on primate experiments – but that most of it does not involve research
into diseases that kill most Americans, such as cancer and heart disease.
Instead, the majority of research funds are used for experiments in
cocaine and alcohol consumption, reproduction and esoteric areas like
"The American public has been hoodwinked by a pseudo-scientific
establishment whose primary objective is self-perpetuation. More than a
half billion dollars is spent every year in the U.S. on experimentation of
questionable value which is not designed to cure real diseases," said SAEN.
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