Contact the USDA to DEMAND MAXIMUM FINE against University of Southern Mississippi:
Please LEVY a MAXIMUM FINE against this repeat violator, University of Southern Mississippi, for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) when their negligence allowed bushbabies to become so psychologically abnormal as to become self-destructive by biting off fingers or ripping out their own hair.
Animal activist group alleges
mistreatment of research animals at USM
By Jacque Masse, WDAM.com, January 25, 2016
HATTIESBURG, MS - An animal activist group filed a complaint about the The University of Southern Mississippi’s primate laboratory on Monday.
The Stop Animal Exploitation Now organization said an anonymous tipper from the lab told them that bush babies were getting abused.
“According to the inside source, at least two bush babies housed at USM are so psychologically abnormal that they have become self destructive,” according to SAEN.
University Vice President of Research Gordon Cannon said the university is committed to conducting ethical research.
He also said the Department of Agriculture’s inspection from Aug. 4, 2015, did not find any issues with the program.
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