Close Animal Testing Laboratory Accused of Ongoing Cruelty

silver-Spring-monkey via PETA

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.


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.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. I advocate that we do the same torture strategies to these animal abusing bastards.

  2. renate botzler says:

    Nature treats back now ? bastards Take responsibility for your
    Live your nightmare now ?
    Feel the pain of your victims Every minute of your senseless life
    Live your hell ? now
    Because I am a Guardian for the animals
    Best wishes to you my friends and Great Protection ?

  3. Wendy Waltenberg says:

    Is this photo for real !!! Can’t believe a medical institution in America would be allowed to treat primates or any animals this way.

    This is absolutely shameful. I am horrified.

    Must be outlawed immediately and if any person in this institution thinks it is OK to do so, I would question their mental intelligence and their stability. Would not want any person capable of this living in y neighbourhood. I would fear for my pets and my family.

    Sadistic !!!!

    • TheTruthHurts says:

      It makes me not even want to live in this disgusting world. I cant believe educated individuals can justify such a horror show.

  4. Waste of taxpayers money…animal testing is senseless torture that has been proven to be useless, but supplies tax dollars to greedy unethical phamacutical companies. So sad do not let your tax dollars support this hoax on taxpayers and needless suffering for helpless innocent animals

  5. Todd Fletcher says:

    Shut down this crap!

  6. Anita Culling says:

    SHUT DOWN THIS TERRIBLE PLACE, What a terrible photo. How do those people sleep at night. KARMA

  7. Today’s so called Laboratories are appalling animal torture chambers which are worse than the barbaric medieval modes of torture

    May the wheel turn very, very slowly for these laboratory torturers when their Kama is metered out

  8. надо срочно принять меры от страшных мучений несчастных животных!

  9. вероника says:

    всем миром надо спасать беззащитных братьев меньших!!!!!

  10. georgina rider says:

    The Photo is so shocking – I don’t how any normal person can justify working for an organisation that does this. Let alone do this to a defenceless animal – disgraceful

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