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Animal Rights Group Criticizes Primate Research Center

POSTED: 4:55 pm PDT July 13, 2005
UPDATED: 6:12 pm PDT July 13, 2005

DAVIS, Calif. -- Animal rights activists are once again setting their sights on the Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis.

The group Stop Animal Exploitation Now released results Wednesday of its yearlong investigation. The group's director, Michael Budkie, claims that the staff at the Primate Research Center is guilty of negligence and lying about primate deaths on federal documents.

"The primates inside this laboratory are so sick, stressed and debilitated that they're suffering needlessly, and that the research here is essentially useless. And $81 million of federal tax grants are being wasted here every year," Budkie said.

"We have the best animal care here," said center spokesman John Capitanio. "We have inspections that are done regularly and unannounced by accrediting agencies and the Department of Agriculture, who oversees animal welfare in the United States."

The same animal rights group protested outside the research center last August.


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