PETA Files Brief With Mass. Appeals Court (Boston), Seeks Public Records Regarding Monkey Shipments

For Immediate Release:
April 18, 2016

Contact:
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

PETA has filed a brief asking the Massachusetts Appeals Court to invalidate the Department of Agricultural Resources’ unsupported decision to conceal monkey importation and exportation records from the public.

Many monkeys have been cut open, sickened, and killed in taxpayer-funded Massachusetts laboratories each year, and the public has a right to know where these animals came from, where they went, and how they got there.

The state is misusing the Public Records Act to insulate universities, drug companies, animal dealers, and others from much-deserved public scrutiny about the use of monkeys in deadly experiments.

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