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Animal Right Activists Accuse UCLA Of Violating Federal Law

POSTED: 11:49 am PDT July 23, 2007

LOS ANGELES -- The organization called Stop Animal Exploitation Now held a demonstration Monday to protest what the group calls University of California at Los Angeles' violations of federal law in its research laboratories.

The organization filed a complaint with the USDA last week and alleges that the UCLA Medical Center is violating the Animal Welfare Act. The group said its concerns evolve around experiments involving monkeys.

The group said through the state's public records act, it obtained information about UCLA monkey experiments and the internal documents revealed monkeys are being deprived of water for up to 22 hours a day and five days a week. The group said this is unnecessary and that UCLA is not revealing that information to the USDA in its report.

"It tortures them. It is so painful for these animals. They have feelings, this is horrible. It is unnecessary," said animal rights activist Angie Morgan.

UCLA issued the following statement in response to the allegations: "UCLA has been subjected to an organized campaign of intimidation and harassment by animal rights groups, including demonstrations in front of private homes, attempted fire bombings, and threatening phone calls."

Stop Animal Exploitation Now said it does not support violence of any kind. USDA officials told KNBC that they have not received this complaint. The USDA officials added that the UCLA Medical Center has never been fined for violating the Animal Welfare Act.

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