The Harvard-run New England Primate Research Center in Southborough has been under the microscope recently. The federal government has been looking into an incident back in June involving the death of a monkey, and last month an Ohio-based animal welfare group filed a complaint against the center.
The Metrowest Daily News reports the US Department of Agriculture has issued a warning against the primate center for alleged violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, but has decided not to launch a formal investigation into the June incident.
The Southborough facility, owned and operated by Harvard Medical School, needs to correct the violations, department spokesman David Sacks said. It could face penalties of up to $3,750 for each violation of the Animal Welfare Act in the future.
The USDA did not say that any Animal Welfare Act violations contributed to the death of the primate, Sacks said.
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