Animal rights group files complaint against Southborough primate center

From today’s Metrowest Daily News:

An Ohio-based animal rights organization has filed a complaint against Harvard Medical School, alleging that the school’s New England Primate Research Center in Southborough did not properly report its experiments on animals.

The federal Animal Welfare Act requires the facility to report experiments involving the use of animals that receive “unrelieved pain or distress” and explain why it did not administer pain relievers, said Michael Budkie, co-founder of Stop Animal Exploitation Now in Milford, Ohio.

“There’s a basic level of honesty here that is not being met,” Budkie said yesterday. “I think these laboratories should be forced to, if nothing else, tell the truth.”

In a separate matter, the federal government is also considering whether to launch a formal investigation of the research center after an animal was found dead there in June.

You can read more about the complaint from the animal rights group in the MWDN.

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