USDA files complaint over primate treatment at New Iberia facility

aca nirc bt  Advocate Staff Photo by Bryan Tuck. Photo shot on 3/5/09.    Jane Fontenot, head of research resources for the New Iberia Research Center, stands before a row of cages containing Rhesus Macaques while on a tour of the facility Thursday.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed a complaint against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s primate research center in New Iberia for alleged violations leading to the death of one primate, injuries to another and the escape of five primates from their housing within the facility. The complaint, made public late Thursday, lays out… Continue reading →

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