Macaque PWc2 at Yerkes dies
at the hands of untrained employees. Emory fined $15,000.
Yerkes cited AGAIN for failing to properly
train its employees.
PWc2 a Macaque at Yerkes died on June 23, 2006. USDA records tell
us Yerkes violated their own Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
(IACUC) rules and failed to:
"have the IACUC of the reserach facility
approve a modification in a protocol prior to its use, in violation
of section 2.31(c)(7) of the regulations (9 C.F.R. 2.31(c)(7))."
The USDA also informs us that PWc2's death was a willful violation
of Yerkes and Emory by
(1) failing to ensure all scientists, technicians
and other personnel involved were properly trained
(2) failed to ensure adequate veterinarian
care from having improperly labeled equipment.
The APHIS inspection report concerning PWc2's death notes:
'poorly labeled equipment contributed to
the anesthetic death of animal PWc2. Laboratory equipment utilized
in animal studies must be properly labeled and maintained....'
"Death of a macaque (PWc2) occurred
due to equipment that was incorrectly assembled. Recent construction
in the area and new employees are contributing factors to this indicent.
All personnel handling animals must be properly trained and familiar
with equipment involved in conducting a study. Appropriate training
and instruction must be made available prior to conduction animal
the USDA inspection report
Primate Freedom Project will be following-up on this incident more
and will keep our members informed.
the USDA Complaint & Decision against Emory/Yerkes
Emory was fined $15,000 for this incident and their continual failure
to provide a clean facility. For an institution that received millions
from your tax dollars every year, this amount is nothing---especially
since it's the taxpayers who are actually paying this fine and not
those who 'willfully violated' the rules.
Animal care, animal cruelty, animal protection and other sweet
sounding phrases are a joke at Emory and a smokescreen to confuse
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