Petition: Monkey Strangled to Death in California Lab

Petition: Monkey Strangled to Death in California Lab

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A federal complaint has alleged that a research in California was found strangled to death in 2018. The USDA complaint details a ’s death in a Sorrento Valley laboratory. The company alleges the was strangled by his cage mate.

Details were released by group Stop Animal Exploitation Now. The company behind the testing, BTS Research, wrote an internal report that the monkey was found dead in his cage and was found by staff on a Sunday morning in August 2018.

The internal report said, “The squeeze forward was activated to full range and the animal was trapped between the squeeze bar and door. Necropsy showed bruising on the legs and lower abdomen from trying to free himself, otherwise no significant findings that would have caused death.”

Stop Animal Exploitation Now sent the report to the USDA for their review. The USDA urged BTS Research to “construct and maintain” facilities to prevent further issues.

BTS denies the claims, saying in a statement, “Even when unfortunate incidents happen such as the one with the monkey that was found dead due to his mate actuating the pull mechanism of the cage, BTS Research followed the regulations set forth by the USDA and self-reported the incident.”

Stop Animal Exploitation Now filed a federal complaint against the company, urging the USDA with a statement, “What are you waiting for? Must more be killed or abused before the USDA takes action?”

is unethical scientific research. Much of the testing is found to be ineffective, as 95% of drugs that pass animal tests fail on humans. The world is moving in the right direction as Companies stand up for animals. The USDA made a decision to eliminate some mammalian testing by 2025.

Sign this petition to end animal testing and learn more about How to Cut Animal Testing Out of Your Life.

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This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 3 May 2020.


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Irene Leggett
Irene Leggett

As long as the scientists and laboratories are receiving MILLIONS in funding, they will NEVER find a permanent cure for any disease…..why won’t they, because they will LOSE all the funding, so every so often they will announce a small ‘cure’ to keep everyone happy, just as long as they and the giant pharmaceutical companies can keep the MILLIONS rolling in, why would they kill the goose that lays the golden eggs??? They’ll just carry on torturing and abusing animals and birds for their own perverted satisfaction, because underneath they are nothing but glorified animal abusers, carrying out their perverted… Read more »

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

We stand in defiance against pseudoscience