FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, September 30, 2016

Contact:  Jodie Wiederkehr, Center For Ethical Science (CFES), 773-726-0589,

CenterForEthicalScience@Hotmail.com


UNIVERSITY OF UTAH SLAPPED WITH OFFICIAL WARNING FOR BURNING A MONKEY TO DEATH

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – The University of Utah has been charged with an official warning by the USDA for violating federal regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, which resulted in the burning death of a macaque monkey.

According to the warning issued August 2, 2016, "The U.S. Department of Agriculture has evidence that on or about the date(s) listed below, you or your organization committed violations of sections of the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9."
 

In a letter to Dr. Betty Goldentyer, Director of the Eastern Region of the USDA/APHIS (Animal and Plant Inspection Services), Jodie Wiederkehr, CFES' Executive Director is urging the USDA to also levy the largest fine allowable against the University of Utah of at least $10,000 per non-compliance. 


"The University of Utah should be held accountable for their gross incompetence which led to the tragic death of this monkey," Wiederkehr stated.

All federal reports are available upon request.
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