Wednesday, November 21, 2012

KILLER LAB WANTS EXEMPTION FROM ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS



    COUNTY COMMISSIONERS VOTE ON TUESDAY 11/27/12 CALL/EMAIL THEM TODAY!!!!!

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    The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (LRRI) of Bernalillo County, NM has an EXTENSIVE record of Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations, including a federal fine for the negligent deaths of numerous animals http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/media-20110613.html. The USDA has also confirmed that LRRI is AGAIN the target of another federal investigation for even more animal deaths...

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    This lab also killed 300 primates and 100 dogs simply because they were 'no longer needed' http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/articles-lrri-20120118.html. And yet, the Commissioners of Bernalillo County are considering exempting LRRI from local animal cruelty laws!

    Please contact the Bernalillo County Commissioners and make it clear that the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute MUST NOT be exempted from county animal cruelty laws!

    One Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    (505) 468-7000
    Commission@bernco.gov
    http://www.bernco.gov/county-commissioners/


    Art De La Cruz
    dherrera@bernco.gov
    (505) 468-7448

    Simon A. Kubiak
    District1@bernco.gov
    (505) 468-7027

    Wayne A. Johnson
    kbrown@bernco.gov
    (505) 468-7212

    Maggie Hart Stebbins
    District3@bernco.gov
    (505) 468-7108

    Michael C. Wiener
    ddady@bernco.gov
    (505) 468-7010


    “The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute is among the most criminal in the US, repeatedly killing animals through sheer negligence and incompetence,” said Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN. “LRRI is a serial killer. This facility needs more regulation, not less..."

    “LRRI is not only cruel to animals, they are a danger to the people of Albuquerque,” added Budkie. “One of the citations issued against LRRI by the USDA was for a primate escape. LRRI routinely conducts experiments involving, anthrax, the plague, etc. Do the people of Albuquerque want animals infected with anthrax and/or the plague running loose on the streets?”
    - for the full article please visit: http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/press-20121120.html


    • USDA Investigative and Enforcement Services Settlement Agreement - 24 Jun 2011
    http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/nm/res-fr-nm-lrri-settlement-20110624-1.html
    • USDA Inspection Report - 24 Mar 2010
    http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/nm/res-fr-nm-lrri-insp-20100324.html
    • Facility seeks aid to continue animal research
    http://www.koat.com/news/new-mexico/albuquerque/Facility-seeks-aid-to-continue-animal-research/-/9153728/17473106/-/item/0/-/w1cc7t/-/index.html
    • Animal Abuse Abundant in Spite of AAALAC Accreditation
    http://awionline.org/awi-quarterly/2012-spring/animal-abuse-abundant-spite-aaalac-accreditation