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.

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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