For Immediate Release:
May 30, 2023
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Reno, Nev. – Please see the following statement from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) citation of JKL Secure Freight Lines, which transports monkeys among laboratories in the U.S., following a PETA complaint:
Nevada-based JKL Secure Freight Lines has endangered animals and the public—and now the feds have stepped in. Following our formal complaint to the USDA on February 16, which led the feds to cite Worldwide Primates, JKL was cited for violating the federal Animal Welfare Act for its role in transporting 167 long-tailed macaques across the country from Worldwide Primates in Miami to the Charles River Laboratories facility in Reno, Nevada, without proper veterinary examinations, which is a violation of the law. JKL is a repeat offender. After a PETA complaint in April 2022, the USDA cited the company for violating this very same federal requirement 14 separate times.
Charles River Laboratories is under federal investigation for its monkey importation practices. The monkey importation and transport business is rife with violations and cruelty and needs to be shut down now.