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Two animal advocacy groups have filed complaints with federal agencies against Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque following the deaths of two monkeys used for testing.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking the National Institutes of Health to withdraw its approval for the Public Health Service Animal Welfare Assurance granted to Lovelace, which would mean it couldn’t receive federal contracts or federal grants. Stop Animal Exploitation Now, an Ohio-based national watchdog nonprofit that investigates animal abuse, has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking an investigation and prosecution of the lab, which it contends “has a four-year history of federal law-breaking that has killed/sickened/injured dozens of animals.”
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, which is not connected to Lovelace Health System, did not respond to Journal requests for comment on Friday.