(MONKEYS/ANIMAL TESTING) Thanks to a whistleblower, Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN) discovered earlier this week that dozens of moneys have died at Alpha Genesis, Inc. laboratories in Charleston, South Carolina. SAEN also indicated that over 30 animals died of hypothermia at the Charleston laboratory.

Sadly, this is not its first incident involving animal cruelty, as several years ago the facility broke federal laws in the deaths of five primates. SAEN is calling on the government to fine this inhumane lab $10,000 per every negligent death reported, which means the lab could end up paying close to $250,000 in fines (rightfully so!).  Continue reading below to find out more about this horrific research facility. — Global Animal

Dozens of monkeys have died at Charleston lab due to hypothermia. Photo Credit: ADI
Dozens of monkeys have died at Charleston lab due to hypothermia. Photo Credit: ADI

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A national animal research watchdog group has disclosed details today, including photographs – thanks to a whistleblower – of the horrific deaths of dozens of monkeys at the Alpha Genesis, Inc. laboratories located in Charleston, SC – it could result in government fines in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Ohio based Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN) indicated that about 30 animals had died of hypothermia at the lab.

Alpha Genesis was cited several years ago for breaking federal laws in the negligent death of five primates. But SAEN said its investigation has revealed a much more extensive death count at the lab.

In fact, SAEN said there might be a cover-up at the lab of the deaths, and other mistreatment and abuse of animals there.

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An infant non-human primate from Alpha Genesis with frostbite. Photo Credit: Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN)

In an official complaint filed with Dr. Elizabeth Goldentyer of the USDA in Raleigh, NC, SAEN noted the recent deaths and apparent negligence by Alpha Genesis labs, calling for a government investigation and fines of $10,000 per “infraction” or death, meaning that the facility could be penalized in the $250,000 to $300,000 range.

“Primates are being injured and/or dying of frostbite/hypothermia,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Co-Found-er SAEN.  “Why is the federal government funding this criminal lab and giving them the responsibility of caring for NIH owned animals?  These primates should be transferred to another facility that is at least capable of keeping the animals alive.”

More SAEN: http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/