Target: U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Goal: Release all primates from testing laboratory where two monkeys have already died due to alleged staff negligence.
Two monkeys have reportedly died on two separate occasions due to staff negligence at Oregon Health and Science University’s primate center. The first monkey became entangled in a foraging device which lead to the poor animal’s strangulation while the second fell and injured his spine so severely it had to be put down.
Not only do these poor animals have to undergo distressing and painful tests in these research facilities, they are also exposed to other dangers because of staff’s alleged inability to care for them properly. This particular research center houses and performs experiments on over 5,000 primates.
Sign this petition demanding that this facility be made to retire its research monkeys to protect them from painful research experiments and further accidents.
Dear Mr. Vilsack,
Two monkeys have reportedly died due to staff negligence at Oregon Health and Science University’s primate center in Beaverton. The first monkey became entangled in a foraging device and strangled himself and the second animal escaped from a holding area, falling and injuring his spine so severely he had to be put down.
Not only are these poor animals subjected to painful and distressing tests, they are also exposed to fatal accidents due to staff’s alleged carelessness. We demand that the 5,000 primates held at the facility are released to suitable sanctuaries so that they can be safe from experimentation and lethal incidents.
[Your Name Here]
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