Letter of Complaint to USDA Exemplar Genetics Research Facility

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1/26/11

Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Western Region
USDA/APHIS/AC
2150 Center Ave.
Building B, Mailstop 3W11
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117
Dr. Gibbens,

I am contacting you today because I am very concerned about the level of animal care at the Exemplar Genetics facility of Sioux Center, IA. As you may know, recent USDA/APHIS/AC inspection reports disclose incidents in which this facility has killed dozens of animals through sheer negligence, inadequate observation of animals and lack of veterinary care.

The USDA/APHIS/AC inspection report dated September 16 – 17 of 2010 discloses an incident during which 39 pigs were found dead after being left, apparently unattended, in a transport truck overnight. The truck was found to be “hot and humid” the next morning.

Additionally, the same report reveals multiple episodes of untreated health problems in animals which were sometimes fatal. One infant animal died, undetected, during a difficult birth. Other animals were lame or had large nodules which were draining pus. One animal had a “very large, pendulous swelling from the abdomen.” None of these conditions had even been reported to the veterinarian or entered into the animals’ records.

It is abundantly clear from this inspection report that this facility is utterly incapable of caring for the animals which they house, and that they have utter and total disregard for the Animal Welfare Act.

Therefore, in light of these many issues which clearly demonstrate major problems within both animal care and accountability at Exemplar Genetics, I officially request that the USDA/APHIS/AC issue the stiffest penalty allowable by the Animal Welfare Act against the Exemplar Genetics facility of Sioux Center, IA.

I expect that your office will reply to this correspondence within five business days.

Sincerely,

Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T.,
Executive Director, SAEN

Attachments : 2010 USDA Inspection Reports

CC: Office of the Inspector General, USDA


Please contact Exemplar Genetics today to protest their abuse of animals: contact@exemplargenetics.com
712-722-2767

Also Please contact the USDA to demand action:

Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Western Region
USDA/APHIS/AC
2150 Center Ave.
Building B, Mailstop 3W11
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8117
Robert.M.Gibbens@usda.gov
Tel: (970) 494-7478   
Fax: (970) 494-7461

See Also:
Exemplar Genetics, Sioux Center, IA

USDA - APHIS Report - 2009

USDA - Inspection Report

Dozens of Animals slaughtered at Iowa Research Lab; Watchdog Group Demands Severe Federal Penalties

Letter of Complaint to USDA Exemplar Genetics Research Facility

Group demands action against Iowa animal lab


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