Letter of Complaint to Primate Products, Inc., Miami, FL About 'Frankenstein-like' Photos

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August 30, 2010

Donald A. Bradford, President
John P. Resuta, Jr., Operations Manager
Primate Products, Inc.
Live Animal Division
7780 NW 53rd Street
Miami, FL 33166

Mr. Bradford, Mr. Resuta,

I am contacting you today because I have come into possession of 10 extremely disturbing photos which purportedly come from the Primate Products facility in the Miami, FL area.

These photos clearly depict highly invasive and barbaric experiments which would cause extreme pain and suffering to the animals involved in them, as well as eventually taking their lives. The apparent crudeness of the procedures argues against any level of scientific applicability as well as compliance with federal regulations.

The open wounds on the skulls, arms, etc. of these monkeys clearly represent massive pain and suffering. The animals who underwent these procedures could potentially have suffered from meningitis, encephalitis, or many other serious medical conditions as a result of the experiments.

These photos must draw into question Primate Product’s compliance with virtually all federal regulations involving experimentation and care of animals.

Therefore, I believe that it is extremely important that your facility take a major step towards eliminating the controversy which now swirls around Primate Products. This can only be accomplished by increased openness on your part.

Therefore, I officially request a tour of all Primate Products facilities in the Miami, Florida, area. This inspection tour should be open to all news media in the area as well as myself. As part of this tour I believe it is an absolute necessity that I be provided access to all animals, all veterinary records for animals at Primate Products and all active experimental protocols. This information should provide a full and adequate picture of how Primate Products treats animals.

Refusal of access to your facility can only be interpreted to mean that Primate Products is afraid of public scrutiny and has serious issues which you feel that you must hide. No other conclusion is possible.

I am prepared to take all necessary precautions regarding sterility etc. as I have been trained as an Animal Health Technician.

I will look forward to receiving your response within 4 business days.

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

See Also:
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