Email Alert: Sick Customers of Primate Products

The following companies, gov’t agencies and universities have purchased live monkeys from Primate Products in recent months. They are the financial support behind Primate Products’ bloody business.

Please contact them and ask that they end their relationship with Primate Products. The email block and sample letter can be found near the end of this post.

Indianapolis, IN

Lou DeTolla, Director, Veterinary Resources
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
E-mail: detolla@vetmed.umaryland.edu
Phone: (410) 706-8537

David Spaight, CEO
WIL Research Laboratories
Ashland, Ohio
Phone: (419) 289-8700
E-mail: info@wilresearch.com
Comment form.

Kent Kester, Commander
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Fort Detrick, Maryland
Phone: (301) 319-9471
E-mail: wrair.publicaffairs@amedd.army.mil

Janice Wagner, VP/Senior Associate Dean for Research
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Phone: (336) 716-4548
E-mail: jwagner@wakehealth.edu

David Anderson, Director
University of Washington, National Primate Research Center
Seattle, Washington
Phone: (206) 543-1430
E-mail: directorsoffice@wanprc.org
Comment form.

Questions About the Center

Russ Lea, Vice President for Research
University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama
Phone: (251) 460-6333
E-mail: rlea@usouthal.edu

Curtis Carlson, President & CEO
SRI International
Menlo Park, California
Phone: (866) 451-5998
E-mail: customer-service@sri.com
Comment form.

James Mulshine, Associate Provost for Research
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
Phone: (312) 942-3589
E-mail: rtsc_rush@rush.edu
Comment form.

Ian Lennox, Chairman & CEO
Ricerca Biosciences
Concord, Ohio
Phone: (888) 742-3722
Comment form.

Boris Predovich, CEO
PreLabs, LLC
Oak Park, Illinois
Phone: (708) 613-6000
E-mail: info@prelabs.com
Comment form.

Robert Boyd, CEO
Northern Biomedical Research
Muskegon, Michigan
Phone: (231) 759-2333

Francis Collins, Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Phone: (301) 496-4000
E-mail: NIHinfo@od.nih.gov

William Parfet, CEO
MPI Research
Mattawan, Michigan
Phone: (269) 668-3336
E-mail: info@mpiresearch.com
Comment form.

Andrew Witty, CEO
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (888) 825-5249
E-mail: customer.relations@gsk.com, andrew.witty@gsk.com
Comment form.

Nabil Hatoum, President
Chicago, Illinois
Phone: (773) 254-2700
E-mail: nhatoum@experimur.com

Carl Kohrt, CEO
Battelle Memorial Institute
Columbus, Ohio
Phone: (800) 201-2011
Comment form.

Kevin Sharer, CEO
Thousand Oaks, California
Phone: (805) 447-1000
E-mail: investor.relations@amgen.com

John Maraganore, CEO
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Phone: (617) 551-8200
E-mail: jmaraganore@alnylam.com, investors@alnylam.com
Comment form.

— Sample letter —

To whom it may concern

I was disappointed to learn that your company/institution has purchased monkeys for use in experiments from Primate Products, Inc., a Florida-based company with a record of shoddy animal care and reckless decisions that have led to animal suffering. There have been a number of serious incidents that suggest serious problems at Primate Products:

– In July 2009, Primate Products dumped close to 100 owl monkeys that they could not sell at a roadside zoo in Homestead, Florida. Within a week, at least 25 of the monkeys were dead!

– In 2010, disturbing photographs surfaced of monkeys inside Primate Products suffering from horrible wounds and crude surgical mutilations.

– In April 2011, Primate Products was cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for leaving monkeys who were still under anesthesia in an enclosure without supervision, and in the hot sun.

Your business with Primate Products is no secret. Poor employee morale at Primate Products has made the company leakier than an old rusty bucket!

Please, do the right thing and permanently sever your ties with Primate Products.

Thank you

email block:
wrair.publicaffairs@amedd.army.mil, jwagner@wakehealth.edu, directorsoffice@wanprc.org, rlea@usouthal.edu, customer-service@sri.com, rtsc_rush@rush.edu, info@prelabs.com, NIHinfo@od.nih.gov, info@mpiresearch.com, customer.relations@gsk.com, andrew.witty@gsk.com, nhatoum@experimur.com, investor.relations@amgen.com, jmaraganore@alnylam.com, investors@alnylam.com, crs.ch@harlan.com, detolla@vetmed.umaryland.edu, info@wilresearch.com

2 thoughts on “Email Alert: Sick Customers of Primate Products

  1. DONE! Thank you, all, for making so I can do this and extra thank you, all, for making so easy to do this!!

  2. MPI Research doesn't care how they handle their own damn monkeys. Google MPI Research animal abuse sometime. "One [MPI Research] document, titled Animal Fracture Database, indicate the monkeys suffered broken limbs and some dislocated hips. Seven of the monkeys were euthanized and the rest were treated, including one that underwent surgery."

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