Target: Captain Terri R. Clark, Chief Veterinary Officer at the United States Public Health Service
Goal: Shut down allegedly negligent animal testing lab to prevent the death of innocent animals.
Dozens of monkeys have died due to the allegedly negligent conditions at a drug testing facility. Over 34 questionable fatalities have been reported at the Everett, Washington-based Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL) since 2013. Urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend testing at this dangerous facility and save these innocent animals.
This is not the first time that SNBL has come under investigation for negligent practices. In October, a monkey allegedly died of asphyxiation after getting its head caught in a cage. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ruled under-staffing as the cause of the death. In another incident, 25 monkeys reportedly died from dehydration during transport. Two more allegedly died of hyperthermia after being chased by workers at the breeding facility.
Sign below to urge the USDA to suspend testing at this facility and revoke all breeding programs until changes can be implemented.
Dear Captain Clark,
More than 34 monkeys have reportedly died under questionable circumstances at a drug-testing facility in Everett, Washington. Most recently, a monkey died of asphyxiation after getting its head stuck in a cage. Now, their animal welfare practices have come under investigation.
We demand that you suspend all operation at the Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories until the full investigation is completed. This includes its offsite breeding program. Do not allow another animal to die due to this apparent negligence.
[Your Name Here]
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