Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Animal Research Industry Under Fire

It's no secret that animal research facilities aren't the safest place for animals. However, even in the name of science, negligent treatment of animals should not be tolerated. In the last two years, the Agriculture Department has cited 97 negligent deaths of research animals.

Leading the pack in the murder count, Charles River Laboratories. In two facilities in Nevada, 33 monkeys were negligently killed between 2008-2009. Reports came from the facilities of the horrific nature in which these monkeys died; cooked alive in cages where the temperature had peaked well above a safe range.

Of course Charles River Laboratories has nothing to say on the matter.

Read more at MSNBC.

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