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Cruelty to Primates at University of Wisconsin – 24 March 2009
By Mary T. Hoffman

At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where one of the largest primate laboratories in the U.S. is located, primates suffer from chronic cruelty.

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Contact info for Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer, Director of the Eastern Region of the USDA/APHIS/AC, is below:

Here is the letter we wrote:

24 March 2009

DDr. Elizabeth Goldentyer
920 Main Campus Dr.,
Suite 2000
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: (919) 855-7100
[email protected]

Dear Dr. Goldentyer:

We have become aware of the extreme negligence and violations of the Animal Welfare Act in regard to the primates at the University of Wisconsin. It is disturbing to realize that the unrelieved pain and distress experienced by primates in the state of Wisconsin during 2007 was not mentioned in the USDA reports.

Please take immediate action against the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as other facilities that tolerate such substandard veterinary care.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Frank L. Hoffman

Mary T. Hoffman

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