International Biomedical Firm Killed Dozens of Monkeys in Cambodian Shipment, Federal Documents Show, and Others Died in 'Wave' of Negligence, Charges Research Watchdog Group

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Monday, August 25, 2014 
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN 513-703-9865 (cell)

International Biomedical Firm Killed Dozens of Monkeys in Cambodian Shipment, Federal Documents Show, and Others Died in 'Wave' of Negligence, Charges Research Watchdog Group
  
SEATTLE-EVERETT, WA – An international biomedical research company is being accused of negligently killing dozens of monkeys during a shipment of animals from Cambodia to the U.S.
 
According to a report by national research watchdog SAEN, Tokyo-headquartered Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories, Ltd. (SNBL) is engaging in a wave of negligence that has killed more than 30 monkeys. SNBL's U.S. base is in Everett, WA with a facility in Alice, TX.  
 
SAEN said today that federal reports and internal SNBL records reveal 25 monkeys died during or just after shipment to SNBL's Everett, WA facility.  The monkeys had been noted by SNBL staff to be "very thirsty and thin" upon arrival at the SNBL facility in Alice, TX from Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
 
In addition to the deaths during shipment, six other monkey deaths are also the subject of the SAEN complaint to the USDA.  Their causes of death included trauma, and hypothermia. SNBL had previously (2013) been cited by the USDA for the heat stress deaths of several primates.
 
In this most recent case, SAEN has filed an Official Complaint with the USDA asking for the maximum penalty, which could reach six figures.  In the most extreme cases labs can be fined $10,000 per infraction per animal.
 
“SNBL is now showing a long-term pattern of negligence and incompetence," said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN.  “SNBL has caused unnecessary animal deaths, and they deserve the most severe penalty.”
 
All federal reports, internal records, and SAEN's Official Complaints are available upon request. 

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