Pitt responds to federal complaint over monkey injuries
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Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer
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Please LEVY a MAXIMUM FINE against University of Pittsburgh for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) when their negligence killed two monkeys, and injured a third. This behavior must NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law.


Pitt responds to federal complaint over monkey injuries

From Nick Matoney, WTAE.com, October 30, 2019

University says it self-reported the incidents

The university of Pittsburgh is responding to a federal complaint filed against it by a research watchdog group in Ohio that claims monkeys have been injured and killed in their labs. Stop animal exploitation now or "SAEN" reports that in the last several months one monkey died of strangulation. They euthanized another after a broken jaw. And a third had two of its fingers amputated because of injuries during an escape.

SAEN filed a complaint with the U.S. department of agriculture saying the incidents violate federal regulations for animal handling. The university issued this statement and said in part that it self-reported the incidents to the USDA and that a veterinary medical officer determined they were in compliance with the animal welfare act and USDA animal welfare regulations. SAEN is seeking a maximum penalty of $10,000 per incident, per animal.

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