Animal rights group files complaint against OHSU over monkey deaths
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Animal rights group files complaint against OHSU over monkey deaths

From KATU.com, September 1, 2020

Stop Animal Exploitation Now, an animal rights group, filed a complaint against Oregon Health and Science University over the accidental deaths of two laboratory monkeys.

OHSU admitted that on August 13, two primates at its Hillsboro research facility were unintentionally placed in a washing machine and boiled alive. The university said this happened when a lab assistant was cleaning cages and didn't realize one was occupied.

The lab assistant quickly realized their mistake after putting the cage in the washer, but one monkey was already dead. The assistant called veterinary staff for help, but a second monkey had to be humanely euthanized.

"The accidental death of any animal is deeply distressing and their passing is grieved by all -- we deeply regret that this accident occurred, OHSU wrote in a statement Friday.

Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed the complaint with federal regulators and is pushing for OHSU to face a hefty fine.

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