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Two monkeys and a pig died at Mount Vernon testing lab, USDA and animal groups say



Dr. Robert Gibbens
Director, Animal Welfare Operations, USDA-APHIS
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Please levy the MAXIMUM FINE against Inotiv for their blatant disregard of the Animal Welfare Act when their negligence killed two monkeys, and a pig. Their behavior should NOT be tolerated and MUST be punished to the fullest extent of the law.


Two monkeys and a pig died at Mount Vernon testing lab, USDA and animal groups say

From John T. Martin, Courier & Press, July 5, 2022

An animal testing lab under scrutiny for its euthanasia practices has been targeted in a new complaint filed by an advocacy organization.

Inotiv is accused by Ohio-based SAEN (Stop Animal Exploitation Now) of breaking federal law in the fatal abuse of monkeys and pigs.

The SAEN complaint cites a May 26 U.S. Department of Agriculture inspection report that states two monkeys at the Mount Vernon lab died while restrained for cage-cleaning in full view of multiple lab technicians.

It also alleges a pig that had been manually restrained was found to have multiple broken bones. It was later euthanized.

The Ohio organization's complaint was made to the U.S. Department of Agriculture director of Animal Welfare Operations.

The Courier & Press emailed Inotiv seeking comment.

A publicly traded company based in West Lafayette, Inotiv which was formerly known as Bioanalytical Systems Inc. describes itself as "a leading contract research organization specializing in nonclinical and analytical drug discovery and development services and research models and related products and services."

"Our mission at Inotiv is to help our clients realize the full potential of their scientific and medical research, which ultimately contributes to significant improvement in the lives of both humans and animals," the statement read. "The research we do is legally required in the U.S. for developing lifesaving medicines, medical devices and biologics."

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