Petition update

The latest updates on #UWMadison baby monkey experiments

Dr. Ruth Decker, M.D., J.D., M.B.A.
St Louis, MO, United States

Oct 29, 2014 — Hello everyone. Just a couple of FYIs so you know what others are doing in addition to this petition.

On October 22, the national research watchdog group Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN), announced that the University of Wisconsin’s Primate Center has been cited by a federal agency for violations in their facility including 36 primate escapes, three monkey deaths, and burn injuries. These violations typically result in fines to the institution at a maximum of $10,000 per incident and attests to the incompetency of Wisconsin’s operations. How can anyone trust their PR soundbites when they have such a poor track record?

Link to SEAN press release http://www.saenonline.org/press-20141022.html

Also, earlier this month the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) filed a lawsuit against the University of Wisconsin to compel disclosure of committee records concerning the internal controversy over the baby monkey studies that the university has refused to make public. The legal document references my change.org petition as evidence of the public's outcry over this horrific experimentation. YOUR VOICE COUNTS! Details can be found here:

Link to ALDF press release http://aldf.org/press-room/press-releases/aldf-sues-university-of-wisconsin-over-maternal-deprivation-experiments-on-baby-monkeys/

Link to TV coverage of ALDF suit http://www.wkow.com/story/26798590/2014/10/15/uw-madison-faces-lawsuit-over-records-regarding-animal-research

Again I am grateful for your support. Let’s keep the momentum and pressure up!

Best,
Dr. Decker


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