A monkey that was meant to be used in a drug product research experiment was boiled alive in a giant dish washer at an Everett Washington laboratory. This lab (Called SNLB) houses about 2000 monkeys and represents clients like Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Seatlle Genetics.
The monkeys cages are washed in a giant dishwasher but the monkeys are supposed to be taken out for this process. This did not happen for a healthy female macaque monkey in November. Someone "overlooked" this poor monkey and put her in the dishwasher with her cage. Keep in mind these monkeys are very loud and are not easy to "overlook" She died sometime during the 20 minute cycle from 180 degree water, caustic foam and detergent and possible drowning. They described her as having foam coming out of her mouth and gripping the bars of the cage after she died. They had to peel her off.
Many other monkeys have died for different reasons. One of these reasons were that the monkeys were being injected with highly toxic agents without the use of methods to relieve pain and distress.
To make it all worse, the employees were upset at the situation not because a beautiful creature was killed, but because it was going to cause a lot of paperwork!!!
The employer that reported a lot of the abuse was fired.
Read the full story here: http://www.kirotv.com/news/15189249/detail.html
We the undersigned would like for you to stop the needless torture, abuse and killing of your monkeys. We understand that while the research may be warranted, the tortue and killing of animals over and above research is unacceptable. Please consider the feelings of these creatures that are so closely related to humans before subjecting them to inhumane treatment. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.
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