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(US/pa) Animal rights group's whistleblower complaint claims Princeton labs mistreat animals
MORRISVILLE, Pa. -- An anonymous whistleblower says labs at Princeton University are regularly and badly mistreating their animals.
The anti-animal research group Stop Animal Exploitation announced the complaints were announced on Thursday. The group has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's animal welfare enforcement arm to investigate.
[The Daily Princetonian]
Stop Animal Exploitation Now!, a volunteer group with the stated aim of ending animal abuse in laboratories, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture about the University's alleged mistreatment of animals.
SAEN executive director Michael Budkie announced the organization's complaints against the University at a press conference held Thursday morning in Trenton. The Ohio-based group cited several incidents of animal cruelty at University labs dating back to 2003.
The group's statement, which includes graphic photos of animals purportedly used for neuroscience research at the University, includes claims that the primates kept for research were deprived of water and food for up to 24 hours. In addition, the statement described an incident where marmosets were scalded to death as the cage was sent through a high-temperature case wash without transferring the marmosets.