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PETA Complaint About Abuse of Monkeys at Bristol-Myers Squibb Prompts Federal Citations

March 2012

After PETA learned from a whistleblower that a monkey was scalded to death in a laboratory of pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb when his cage was run through the high-pressure, high-temperature cage washer with the monkey still locked inside and that another monkey strangled to death after staff tethered her to a cage and left her unattended, PETA immediately filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agency has now found that Bristol-Myers Squibb was to blame for the monkeys’ deaths and has cited the company for violating the Animal Welfare Act.