September 2, 1999
"We are not responding to individual "Primate Freedom
Tag" inquiries with the information requested as these tags
are being sold by individuals responsible for or condoning animal
rights demonstrations that recently resulted in unfortunate illegal
activity and damage to our center. We have no interest in catering
to the specific requests and demands of such individuals or to those
who support them; demands either for public forums, which have not
proved productive in the past, or for further, redundant accountability
regarding the status of individual monkeys, when these animals already
have numerous competent animal care staff, veterinarians, compassionate
researchers, campus care and use committees, and federa animal care
officials assuring their proper use and care under the Federal Animal
Welfare Act. many people have chosen careers in animal welfare and
are making a dif ference in how these animals are treated, from
day to day, and year to year."
November 15, 1999
"Nothing to hide about how we care for our monkeys -- please
call me and I'll tell you all about our animal care and research.
Also, we have some new fact sheets about animal care that I will
soon be putting up on our Website to answer frequently asked questions
about our monkeys. But we are not in the "adopt an animal"
business and there are potential legal issues regarding Primate
Freedom Tag requests and other requests for specific information
about individual monkeys. We've turned these requests over to University
of Wisconsin-Madison Legal Dept."
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