Rhesus Monkey
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Animals, Causes.

Animals are being used in laboratory testing all over the world at this very moment, and hardly anyone knows how much they suffer because it all happens behind closed doors. Now, The University of Houston’s primate research labs have now been exposed for the horrors they contain.

Two citations were issued last month against the university by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a sad incident in March. Three rhesus monkeys were trapped in a section of their cage, restricting their access to water, and one young monkey died as a result. The innocent monkeys’ situation wasn’t discovered for over 15 hours according to the USDA report.

This isn’t the first incident of mistreatment the University of Houston has been cited for by the USDA. Since 2012, seven citations against the university have been issued for improper handling of research animals, and three of these incidences resulted in deaths. UH spokesman Richard Bonnin called these cases “unfortunate accidents,” and stated that they are reminders that research animals should be treated with respect and compassion.

How about treating research animals with respect and compassion by not using and abusing them in painful laboratory testings? So far, the university has not been hit with any fines for its blatant violations. We can only hope that no more animals will have to die to prove that all institutions need to change their testing practices.

Photo Credit: Flckr

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About Maria Mooney

Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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  • Lisa Clark-kahn

    SO REALLY THESE SICK HUMANS IN WHITE COATS CAN DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT .