Investigate Dead and Maggot Infested Monkeys at UC Davis
  • Petitioned Dr. Robert Gibbens

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Director, Western Region USDA/APHIS/A
Dr. Robert Gibbens
Chancellor
Linda P.B. Katehi

Investigate Dead and Maggot Infested Monkeys at UC Davis

    1. Linda Middlesworth
    2. Petition by

      Linda Middlesworth

      Sacramento, CA

I live in California. I love it most of the time, but some things are just shameful. Please sign my petition if you are outraged by this cruelty.

Let me explain. According to the group Stop Animal Exploitation Now, a monkey at the California Regional Primate Research Center died with a Bungee cord wrapped around her neck. And another monkey's corpse was rotting for so long that it had been infested with maggots.

Many more were seen exhibiting self-destructive behaviors and some were killed!

A federal investigation is needed into how something like this could have happened.

Immediate action should be taken against University of California, Davis, for all violations of the animal Welfare Act. This includes severe penalties because negligence at this lab has killed numerous primates and caused others to suffer horribly.

UC Davis should also initiate an independent investigation of the California Primate Research Center, and begin retiring animals to sanctuaries instead of just killing them. They should have the funds to do it, and as a member of the animal protection community I know many people who are happy to help with these steps, too.

There is more info here http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/ca/res-fr-ca-ucd-letter-usda-20120718.html

Please sign! This is not the way to move science forward in this day and age.

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    • zulmira laranjeira LISBOA, PORTUGAL
      • about 2 years ago

      QUE BESTAS DE HUMANOS !

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    • Patty Coogan NAPLES, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      How on earth can this happen? There should be criminal charges filed for animal abuse! And this is where they are taking the hero dog Kabang to? Shame on you!

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    • Penny Dellow EASTBOURNE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      How could you treat these intelligent creatures so badly? Shame on you. I wish I could put all of you in a tin cage like this for 28 days and see if you changed your rotten minds then. Stop these experiments immediately and start treating these creatures properly. Give them something to amuse themselves if you cannot release them immediately. Stop torturing them.

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    • Marie Wakefield NEWPORT, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Disgusting beyond reason.

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    • Honour Leigh CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Science is now just an excuse for heinous sadism. Scientists are not dispassionate or disinterested; they are immoral. Animals ARE sentient beings; and they DO feel pain; and they have a RIGHT to live in nature as nature intended.

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