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Animal Welfare Violations at the University of Maryland–Baltimore: PETA Statement

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For Immediate Release:
January 10, 2022

Contact:
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Baltimore – Please see the following assertion from PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo concerning federal paperwork that reveal severe animal welfare violations—together with an incident through which a monkey’s tongue was bitten by one other monkey—at the University of Maryland–Baltimore:

The University of Maryland–Baltimore’s (UMB) carelessness quantities to animal abuse and should not be allowed to proceed. According to a just-posted federal inspection report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture obtained by PETA, a monkey at UMB escaped from his cage and most of his tongue was bitten off by a burdened monkey in an adjoining cage. This harm will imply that the monkey will expertise appreciable ache and misery for the relaxation of his life.

The college was additionally cited for failures of its oversight committee to evaluation proposed experiments on baboons adequately. The committee authorized experiments through which experimenters would reduce infants out of pregnant baboons a number of instances over three years, in violation of rules.

In addition, UMB was simply cited in September 2021 after a monkey in its laboratories died of thirst in what will need to have been an excruciatingly painful and terrifying demise. Last yr, the college obtained $223,277,586 from the National Institutes of Health—and about half of that cash was directed towards experiments on animals. Enough is sufficient. UMB ought to shut down its animal laboratories and ban the use of animals solely.

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