The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) has started a massive beagle and monkey cull. The LRRI reportedly lost a contract and decided to kill the research animals destined for the experiment instead of releasing them to rescue groups. 300 monkeys have already been killed while the fate of the beagles is yet unknown. Reportedly, more monkeys are due to be killed.
In early July, a whistleblower contacted Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) regarding the monkeys and beagles at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque. The LRRI had begun exterminating the animals for financial reasons, killing 30 monkeys a day. In response, SAEN and WAR launched a joint campaign, Operation: Agitate to Liberate. A number of animal protection organizations, including In Defense of Animals (IDA), have contacted LRRI asking for the animals to be released to rescue groups. The LRRI has refused to do so, responding to media that killing lab animals is routine business at Lovelace.
Please ask the LRRI management team to stop this cull !