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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

Stop Animal Exploitation Now! (SAEN) is calling for an investigation of Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, TX.
SAEN says previous USDA reports revealed primates have died at the Texas lab from dehydration and hypothermia, while others have simply been "found dead" -- possibly without veterinary care -- after suffering from serious disease conditions that include temperatures up to 105 degrees.

Documents show discrepancies in reporting to two different regulatory agencies, suggesting fraud within the lab, SAEN claims.

1 comment:

Andrew Heaton said...

Ana,

If that's the case, then the Department of Agriculture should indeed launch an investigation - not to do so would surely be negligent.

With reports like this seeming to emanate out of research labs so consistently, the sentiments you express about use of animals in medical research are more than justified.