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Monkey-Testing Behemoth’s Harmful Violations Referred to as Out by PETA in Shareholder Resolutions


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November 28, 2022

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Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Burlington, N.C. – PETA desires the Laboratory Company of America (Labcorp) to be trustworthy about its function within the voracious primate experimentation business and this week will file a shareholder decision formally requesting extra transparency.

PETA’s decision calls on Labcorp—which owns Covance—to report back to shareholders yearly on its efforts to forestall the transporting of monkeys with out correct veterinary exams.

Labcorp, headquartered regionally, strikes 1000’s of monkeys yearly on U.S. highways, typically over 1000’s of miles. Federal legislation requires {that a} veterinarian study monkeys transported throughout state traces inside 10 days previous to cargo. In September, following complaints filed by PETA, the U.S. Division of Agriculture cited Labcorp for violating this legislation. The corporate’s failure to conduct well timed veterinary inspections jeopardizes public well being and security, as monkeys can carry tuberculosis, lethal diarrheal pathogens, West Nile virus, malaria, Chagas illness, herpes B, and different illnesses which are transmissible to people.

“PETA challenges Labcorp to be accountable to its shareholders for its sloppy practices and above-the-law mentality,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “It ought to cease tormenting monkeys altogether, however at a minimal, it should abide by the legislation.”

Labcorp makes use of 1000’s of monkeys annually in experiments, nearly all of whom are long-tailed macaques, which the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature classifies as “endangered.” The worldwide commerce in long-tailed macaques is steeped in violence, and widespread laundering of wild-caught animals as captive-bred is clear in latest indictments introduced by the U.S. Division of Justice.

Covance CEO Paul Kirchgraber has the doubtful distinction of topping PETA’s “Soiled Dozen,” which names the 12 worst CEOs for animals in laboratories. PETA can be submitting a shareholder decision with the corporate that employs the CEO within the quantity two spot, Charles River Laboratories, calling on it to take related measures.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to experiment on” and which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview—notes that monkeys are nonetheless being utilized in pharmaceutical research, regardless that the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration admits that 95% of all new medicine that check secure and efficient in animals are both unsafe or ineffective in people. PETA scientists’ Analysis Modernization Deal offers a method for changing animals with trendy, human-relevant analysis strategies.

PETA’s shareholder query is offered upon request. For extra data on PETA’s investigative newsgathering and reporting, please go to PETA.org or comply with the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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