SAEN LogoCriminal Complaint Filed Against Everett Animal Breeder SNBL by National Watchdog Group - Monkey Deaths and Other Animal Abuse Violates Washington Cruelty Statutes
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 11, 2017
Contact: Michael Budkie, SAEN, 513-575-5517, [email protected]

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Everett Animal Breeder SNBL by National Watchdog Group - Monkey Deaths and Other Animal Abuse Violates Washington Cruelty Statutes

SEATTLE-EVERETT, WA Seattle-area animal dealer Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratory (SNBL) already fined $185,000 by federal authorities for animal abuse and breaking federal laws should be charged criminally under Washington State law, said a national watchdog group today.

SAEN, an Ohio-based national watchdog that monitors the nation's research facilities for illegal activities and animals abuse, said that one at least one monkey was asphyxiated, an infant monkey was killed, and 20 macaque monkeys at SNBL have literally lost their minds.

All of these issues, and others, were documented by federal inspectors from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, and cited as violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

These incidents are also violations of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals statute, Chapter 16.52, said SAEN, which filed has now filed a criminal complaint.

The federal reports are from inspections which occurred 1/23/17 and 11/1/16.

SNBL has been fined $185,000 by the USDA for violating the Animal Welfare Act as recently as 12/2/16.

"The abuses and carelessness at SNBL should definitely have criminal consequences," said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., SAEN executive director. "If private individuals treated animals this way they would be prosecuted. It should be no different for a corporation, and individuals at that corporation responsible."

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