After monkey strangles, Congressmen want FDA primate tests suspended

Posted by Justin Goodman
27 March 2019 | Addicted, Newsworthy


Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want taxpayer-funded primate experiments suspended at a notorious U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory.

Moby, a squirrel monkey released from an FDA lab in 2018 following a successful WCW campaign


As reported by POLITICO, the New York Times, and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Congressmen Brendan Boyle (D-PA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) just sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb urging him to halt primate testing after a 5-year-old monkey strangled to death in a restraint device while left unattended during a cruel taxpayer-funded experiment.

Last year, WCW convinced FDA to stop nicotine addiction tests on over two dozen monkeys at the same facility and retire them all to a Florida sanctuary. The tests were canceled after criticism from WCW, taxpayers, Dr. Jane Goodall and Congress.  Four other monkeys had died on that project, and Commissioner Gottlieb pledged to implement reforms. Boyle and Gaetz’s letter expresses concern about a continued “pattern of negligence and abuse.”

In October 2018, Gaetz and Boyle wrote Gottlieb and urged him to end all of the agency’s primate testing.

Take a moment to write your Congress members and urge them to cut funding for all painful primate testing at the FDA and other federal agencies.

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USDA is the USTA (US Torture Association), taxpayer funded, free to torture any animal, anywhere for any reason and they make laws to support what they do. They should be shut down permanently. They are nothing but monsters.

Stop hurting these animals! Enough is enough! They feel
Pain just like people do. You are accomplishing nothing by treating them this way! STOP

Please stop hurting n killing innocent animal’s

How many of these do I have to sign? How many more times do I have to contact my congressman? It’s all about money and no care or concern for the animals.

I agree with Laura Snider, above. How many of these do we have to sign before these abusive tests on defenseless animals will stop?!? It has been decades since artificial intelligence produces more accurate results than the painful, abusive tests have been able to. This is useless and inhumane!! THIS MUST STOP!!! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!! NOW!!!

Please I’m urging you to cut funding for all painful primate testing at federal agencies

Please stop funding these cruel experiments.

Please STOP testing on innocent animals. Please have funding cut for all painful primate testing at the FDA and other federal agencies. It’s cruel and unnecessary for these animals to be subjected to this type of testing. Please STOP!

Animal testing has been shown to be cruel, unnecessary, and ineffective by your own government scientists, across multiple administrations. Please immediately cease financial support for all federal agencies practicing and promoting animal testing.

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