Release All Research Monkeys From Allegedly Negligent Facility

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Target: U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Goal: Release all primates from testing laboratory where two monkeys have already died due to alleged staff negligence.

Two monkeys have reportedly died on two separate occasions due to staff negligence at Oregon Health and Science University’s primate center. The first monkey became entangled in a foraging device which lead to the poor animal’s strangulation while the second fell and injured his spine so severely it had to be put down.

Not only do these poor animals have to undergo distressing and painful tests in these research facilities, they are also exposed to other dangers because of staff’s alleged inability to care for them properly. This particular research center houses and performs experiments on over 5,000 primates.

Sign this petition demanding that this facility be made to retire its research monkeys to protect them from painful research experiments and further accidents.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Vilsack,

Two monkeys have reportedly died due to staff negligence at Oregon Health and Science University’s primate center in Beaverton. The first monkey became entangled in a foraging device and strangled himself and the second animal escaped from a holding area, falling and injuring his spine so severely he had to be put down.

Not only are these poor animals subjected to painful and distressing tests, they are also exposed to fatal accidents due to staff’s alleged carelessness. We demand that the 5,000 primates held at the facility are released to suitable sanctuaries so that they can be safe from experimentation and lethal incidents.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Vinoth Chandar

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5 Comments

  1. Gerard FABIANO says:

    PETITION SIGNER & PARTAGER SIGNED & SHARED FRIMA

  2. Just one Mr. Vilsack I wish you’d take your job seriously and protect the animals instead of looking the other way. It’s bad enough that these animals are abused everyday but whats more sad is the people who have the power to stop it refuse to step up and act! I pray there is enough of a shake up in the White House this year that every agency in America gets new people to run them as I can’t think of one that does it’s job!

  3. Denise Baudin says:

    TOM VILSACK, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary: Here’s something that you will find VERY EASY TO COMPREHEND:
    “Release all primates from testing laboratory where two monkeys have already died due to alleged staff negligence.” If you cannot do this, find someone COMPETENT in your administration who will do it.
    Thank you.

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

  5. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    Just heard the NPR news story about Planet Aid. It is a program under the auspices of the USDA to help poor farmers in Africa. Long story short, 130 million US taxpayer dollars went to the corrupt, not the farmers. Vilsack is beyond incompetent.

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