Peta Calls On Feds To Investigate Animal Deaths At Bristol-Myers Squibb : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Peta Calls On Feds To Investigate Animal Deaths At Bristol-Myers Squibb

January 18, 2012

Peta Calls On Feds To Investigate Animal Deaths At Bristol-Myers Squibb

Pennington, N.J. (RPRN) 01/18/12 — Whistleblower Alleges Monkey Hanged While Tethered to Her Cage, Another Monkey Scalded to Deah

— Today, PETA filed formal complaints with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare regarding alleged violations of federal law pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb, the maker of Plavix and Abilify, among other drugs. The complaints are based on a whistleblower's report that, in the last six months alone, a monkey strangled to death after staff tethered her to a cage and left her unattended and a rat and a monkey each suffered excruciatingly painful deaths when their cages—with the animals still inside them—were run through a burning-hot cage wash. One cage-washer death has already been confirmed by the USDA.

"Death would have come from being pressure-hosed with boiling water," says PETA Vice President Kathy Guillermo. "If these allegations are true, the USDA should levy stiff penalties and Bristol-Myers should not receive another dime of taxpayer grant money." 

PETA is calling on the USDA to investigate and, if appropriate, to cite and fine Bristol-Myers Squibb for violations of the Animal Welfare Act. The group is also calling for the more than $3 million of taxpayer money that the company received in 2011 to be revoked if federal guidelines have been violated.

PETA has filed a shareholder resolution for the company's 2012 annual meeting to urge the company to be more transparent and to minimize its use of animals by implementing modern, non-animal testing methods.

For a copy of the shareholder resolution or more information, please visit PETA.org or click here.

Media Contact Name: Kathy Guillermo
Media Phone: 757-943-7443
Media Web Address: https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3973
Company Contact Name: Kristin Richards
Company Phone: 202-483-7382, ext. 2177
Company Web Address: http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2012/01/18/scalded-to-death-at-bristol-myers-squibb.aspx
Main image credits: https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3973
About the author:

For more information, please visit http://www.peta.org.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), with more than 2 million members and supporters, is the largest animal rights organization in the world.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds and other "pests," and the abuse of backyard dogs.

PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Animal Rights, BREAKING NEWS, Crime, FDA- Pharmaceutical news, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Neurobiologix Launches Methylation Complete Sublingual Enhanced Formula

Austin, TX 07/28/15 · Sublingual Formula Now Includes Additional Bioactive B12 For...

DEA ANNOUNCES 10th NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK

Washington, DC 07/28/15 · DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg today announced that...

Publish your press release to 100 digital business news site for $59

New York, NY 07/20/15 · Your press release to be featured on at...

Recombinetics and Newborn Foundation Launch 
Newborn Health Research Institute

SAINT PAUL, MN 07/17/15 · Recombinetics and Newborn Foundation Launch 
Newborn Health Research...

InCycle Becomes Azure Gold Partner

SEATTLE, WA 07/13/15 · InCycle Software, today announced it has achieved a...

Ultraseal's new R-FL-Duplex+ machine sparks interest in casting impregnation

Dusseldorf, Germany 07/08/15 · Ultraseal International attracted great interest in its R-FL-Duplex+...

Dropout announces new website for 2015

London, UK 07/08/15 · The Dropout team are proud to announce the...

Coalition Joins National Coalition for Infant Health

Washington, D.C. 06/25/15 · Newborn Foundation News: Newborn Health leaders convene in DC...

RushPRnews now offers digital news sites +Targeted News outlet Broadcast

SAN FRANCISCO/MONTREAL 06/22/15 · Your press release to be featured on at...

Save our Skies Santa Cruz Launches Petition Urging FAA to Stop the Jet Noise

Santa Cruz, California 06/21/15 · Outraged Citizens fight FAA's NextGenprogram to reclaim quality...

Ultraseal International makes casting impregnation even easier with fully automated two-stage process

Dusseldorf, Germany 06/17/15 · Ultraseal International is living up to its global...