Primate Center Cited by Feds for Baboon Escape

June 2010

In response to a complaint filed by PETA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) cited San Antonio–based Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) for two violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. PETA’s complaint followed an incident in which two baboons escaped from their cages and attacked two employees. PETA filed the formal complaint urging stronger enforcement action after learning that the USDA had already issued two separate warnings to SFBR for similar incidents in 2009 and 2010.

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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