Covance Fined for Violations of the Animal Welfare Act

April 2006

One year after PETA’s undercover investigator left the laboratory of animal-testing conglomerate Covance, the U.S. Department of Agriculture fined the company for violations of the Animal Welfare Act based on PETA’s videotape evidence. PETA’s investigator documented that workers were hitting monkeys, throwing them against cage doors, and psychologically tormenting them. Sick and injured monkeys were left in their cages without veterinary care. Deprived of any environmental enrichment to ensure their psychological well-being, monkeys circled frantically in their cages, pulled out their hair, and chewed their own flesh.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind