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"Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation"

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General Access Letter

To Use this letter:

  1. Address it to the facility in your area that experiments on primates.
  2. Fill in the blanks in the letter with the name of the laboratory to whom this letter will be sent.
  3. Sign and date the letter. Mail it to the laboratory.
  4. Inform SAEN of the response.

Dear Sir/Madame,

I am contacting you today regarding a matter of great importance: the use of primates in experimentation. Primate experimentation imprisons and tortures approximately 100,000 primates in the U.S. The majority of this experimentation is funded by the federal government through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Primate experimentation is typically extolled by those performing it as being performed humanely in facilities that follow all federal regulations. In light of the surfacing of information regarding violations of federal regulations in many primate laboratories across the U.S. (see the SAEN report: Squalor in the Laboratories at www.saenonline.org, I believe that it is important for the people of the U.S. to know what their tax dollars are supporting.

Therefore, I hereby officially request access to the facilities of the __________ laboratory so that I may review the practices of ________ with respect to adequate animal care, and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act. I would also like to request access to the health care records for all primates within the _________ for the period of one year (previous to the date of this request) so that the veterinary treatment received by the primates might be assessed. I would also request access to all active research protocols involving the use of primates so that the scientific merit of these projects may be assessed.

I believe that it would also be in the interest of the general public to allow broadcast and print media to view the facilities of the _________. Since the people of the United States fund the primate experimentation carried out within the facility, they have a right to see what their tax dollars are purchasing.

I will expect a response to this request within 10 business days (two weeks) of the receipt of the letter.


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