Ecureuil qui grignotte
Nombre de messages : 2449
Age : 49
Localisation : Gatineau
Emploi : agente de sécurité
Loisirs : prendre soin de mes enfants et mes animaux
Date d'inscription : 18/02/2006
|Sujet: lettre type pour les primates qui se trouve chez YERKES, Sam 10 Juin - 19:46|| |
lettre type pour les primates qui se trouve chez YERKES, on veut faire des expériences sur eux + explication sur ceux qui sont décédés par manque de soins !!
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Dear Mr. Hall,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Management Authority
4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Rm. 700
Arlington, VA 22203
I'd like to draw your attention to the destiny of mangabeys in Yerkes.
Self-mutilation, fight wounds, and severe emaciation are cited as reasons for death in necropsy reports from Yerkes National Primate Research Center,
where severe crowding and neglect have driven mortality for sooty mangabeys to more than 34 percent. The report, obtained by PETA from the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service (FWS), offers a rare glimpse into the appalling conditions at Yerkes, whose activities are blocked from public view, even though millions
of taxpayer dollars are funneled into the center every year.
Yerkes currently has 229 sooty mangabeys—an endangered species of African monkeys. Federal law prohibits invasive research on endangered animals, but this has not protected the mangabeys at Yerkes from harm. The FWS report details necropsy findings for 79 mangabeys who died at Yerkes between 2001 and 2005, documenting injuries sustained through self-mutilation, fight wounds, severe emaciation, heat stroke, head trauma, ulcers, nasal and facial tumors, and seizures. Rampant disease rates for diabetes, atherosclerosis, colitis, meningitis, and gingivitis reveal the facility’s insufficient care and incompetent management.
Yerkes is now trying to get permission from FWS to perform invasive and lethal experiments on the mangabeys—in exchange for a pittance of a donation of $30,000 each year to a conservation project of questionable value. Yerkes also wants to kill up to 130 of the mangabeys in its colony in order to use them in invasive and lethal experiments and make space to breed yet more mangabeys.
Therefore I ask you, Honorable Hall, to refuse to grant Yerkes' request.
"...there is something so very dreadful, so satanic in tormenting those who have never harmed us, and who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power, who have weapons neither of offence nor defence, that none but very hardened persons can endure the thought of it" -Cardinal Newman