Close Animal Testing Laboratory Accused of Ongoing Cruelty

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Target: Kevin Shea, Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Inspection Service

Goal: Close animal testing facility that has faced dozens of animal neglect complaints in the past few years.

Animal rights groups have filed several complaints against an animal testing laboratory at the Oregon Health & Science University. Rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now has demanded United States Department of Agriculture investigations into cases of monkeys sustaining deadly injuries after either escaping from their enclosures or being caught on objects placed inside their cages. According to the group, these deaths were due to neglect and could have easily been avoided.

The Oregon National Primate Research Center in the Oregon Health & Science University has faced several complaints in the past about the welfare of the animals in its laboratories. In a span of only two years, the institution has received warnings about heating pads burning monkeys, monkeys dying due to respiratory distress, and 27 animals that were killed or severely injured in fights. In 2012, the university was fined $12,000 for Animal Welfare Act violations that caused the deaths of several monkeys.

Despite the fact that the Oregon Health & Science University has been named in dozens of animal neglect and cruelty cases in past years, it continues to operate. According to Nancy Haigwood, director of the Oregon National Primate Research Center, these types of accidents are unavoidable due to the nature of the wild primates.

If it is impossible to prevent these cruel and unnecessary deaths, the facility should be closed altogether. Until the Oregon National Primate Research Center receives appropriate fines and punishment for its cruelty, the neglect and deaths will continue. Sign the petition below to demand that the facility is closed permanently for its repeated and ongoing animal cruelty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Administrator Kevin Shea,

The Oregon National Primate Research Center at the Oregon Health & Science University is facing several allegations of animal neglect. An animal rights group is alleging that monkeys have died after choking on toys in their cages and being injured after escaping their enclosures. In past years, a flurry of similar complaints have been launched against the institution for its treatment of animals.

Until the Oregon Health & Science University is properly reprimanded for its repeated neglect and cruelty, animals will continue to suffer and die. We, the undersigned, demand that the facility is closed permanently and that the monkeys are placed with rescue operations.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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35 Comments

  1. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    More human candidates to line up & rot in hell!!! 🙁
    Signed & Shared.

  2. Pharm guys will tell you animal testing is completely unnecessary and lengthens the test and approval time for drugs while not producing any definitive results. No animal testing its just stupid and unnecessary.

  3. ANA M FRENCH says:

    definitely close the lab and prosecute the staff, charge them with animal abuse and send them to jail for a long time. There are more psychos every day.

  4. Stop testing on animals, test on animal abusers,rapists,child molesters, drug dealers, and murders except self defense cases

  5. Diane Patry says:

    It’s sad with modern technology as it is today we still put animals in harms way I just don’t understand…Why don’t we pay inmates that have life sentences who will never see the light of day because of their heinous crimes to be the guinee pigs..and leave the animals be.

  6. Elsie Cambridge says:

    I read somewhere that all testing that can be done can be done on a single cell in order to find out all information that is needed in a study. It doesn’t need the whole animal in order to bring about the same results. Knowing that and continuing to use the whole animal is not only cruel and unnecessary, it’s insanity. These places are being taxpayer funded and that funding should be stopped immediately. Stop this insanity NOW.

  7. stop the tortures. enough.

  8. Close all animal testing labs, even others

  9. THIS TURNS MY STOMACH TO THINK ANY HUMAN BEING COULD DO THIS TO ANY ANIMAL, HOW DO THEY SLEEP NIGHTS, WHAT EXCUSE HAVE THEY FOR DOING ANY OF THIS, WHAT EVER IT IS IT SHOULD BE STOPPED, HOW FRIGHTENED ARE THESE POOR POOR CREATURES, AND WHAT SICK AND COWARDLY PEOPLE DO THIS.

  10. Jean Clelland-Morin says:

    Who is making money with this IMMORAL Make-Work ?

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