UL Lafayette Could Face Fine
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Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Animal Welfare Operations, USDA-APHIS
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Please levy the MAXIMUM FINE against University of Louisiana, Lafayette, for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act when their negligence caused 3 monkeys to die, possibly by heat stroke. Their behavior should NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law.


UL Lafayette Could Face Fine

From KADN.com, January 28, 2021

UL Lafayette could be facing a hefty fine after several monkeys died at its New Iberia Research Center last summer. Ohio-based group Stop Animal Exploitation NOW wants to fine the university $30,000 after 3 monkeys died of an apparent heat stroke. According to the research center director, Francois Villinger, the animals were brought outside between 8 and 9:30 a-m the day they died and were found dead at 12:30 p-m.

Villinger says the animals once lived outdoors in Alice Texas, which has a similar climate to New Iberia. he added -- the staff could not have anticipated the deaths.

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