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USDA Says Monkey Suffered for Months During Federally Funded Study
Francisco -- PETA is calling on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to
demand that the University of California–San Francisco (UCSF) return more than
$2.1 million in federal funds spent on an experiment on monkeys that violated
animal welfare laws.
was cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for continuing to
subject an ailing monkey named Petra (photo taken by USDA inspector available here) to cruel
brain experiments despite her ill health and for failing to remove surgically
implanted hardware from Petra, as required by the experimental protocol
approved by UCSF's own animal experimentation oversight committee. NIH policy
specifically prohibits using grant money for experiments that violate the
federal Animal Welfare Act and other animal protection guidelines.
to internal UCSF records recently obtained by PETA through a California Public
Records Act request, Petra suffered pain and psychological distress during her
two years at UCSF, beginning with serious complications following invasive
surgeries in 2008 and 2009, in which holes were drilled into her head and a
device was screwed to her skull so that
experimenters could infuse chemicals directly into her brain.
documents show that Petra was locked in a cage by herself and injected with a
neurotoxic chemical that gave her tremors and caused her to lose weight
rapidly. Her head wound became infected. She suffered from chronic diarrhea,
circled endlessly in her cage, and pulled out her own hair—a symptom of severe
psychological trauma in primates. It wasn't until the USDA inspected UCSF and
documented Petra's miserable condition in October 2010 that staff finally
euthanized Petra. Soon after, the USDA issued
UCSF citations for violating federal law related to the school's abuse of
pocketed a federal grant and then broke the law while tormenting this
monkey," says PETA Senior Vice President of Laboratory Investigations
Kathy Guillermo. "PETA is urging the government to take back the money
that paid for Petra's misery—taxpayers shouldn't have to fund the abuse of
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