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UW-Madison’s Primate Laboratory Under Federal Investigation. Again.

Since November 2016, the USDA identified four acts of staff negligence that resulted in injuries to macaque monkeys. In some cases, they were so severe that amputation was deemed necessary.

MICHELLE KRETZER: ‘Escapes, injuries, death. It appears that incompetence remains alive and well at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and that the monkeys held captive there continue to suffer as a result. PETA recently obtained a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection report that reveals numerous “critical” violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, the most severe category of violation that can be identified by an inspector.

Since November 2016, the USDA identified four acts of staff negligence that resulted in injuries to macaque monkeys. In some cases, they were so severe that amputation was deemed necessary. The macaques were able to escape from their cages because of “human error or enclosure failure” and then were injured by other macaques imprisoned in the same room. In the wild, such injuries are less frequent because monkeys aren’t confined to a cage or room, and they’re able to flee or hide from aggressors.

In addition, a marmoset monkey was injured twice in less than three weeks when a cage door closed on his foot. Digits on his hind foot had to be amputated. These injuries add to the long list of torments that primates imprisoned at the university have endured (see below) as well as to the mounting evidence that UW-Madison’s primate laboratories must close’. SOURCE…

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