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USDA Issues Warning Letter to Oregon National Primate Research Center

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In December, the United States Department of Agriculture issued a warning letter to the primate center for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which regulates treatment of many commercial animals from pet kittens to laboratory guinea pigs. The warning cited three errors in veterinary care, including a serious 2007 incident where a pregnant monkey died when a researcher failed to notice she was having a troubled labor. Tags: medical research PETA animal welfare us

Last Monkey Recaptured by Primate Center

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The last of nine monkeys that escaped from the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro was found at 2 p.m. The last monkey was found on the primate center campus. All the monkeys are healthy juvenile males and not involved in health research, officials said. They are part of the center's breeding colony. Center director Nancy Haigwood said the perimeter fence will be improved to make it more difficult for an animal to leave the property. "We