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Federal Complaint Cites Systemic Incompetence inside University of Florida Animal Labs

Press Release
December 24, 2013
For Immediate Release

At 8 am this morning, Eleventh Hour for Animals filed a federal complaint with the USDA citing four counts of violations of the Animal Welfare Act and alleging systemic incompetence and neglect of animals being housed inside the University of Florida. Veterinarians documented a monkey named Louis with a broken hip on July 9, 2009. Rather than address the injury or treat his pain, Louis was left to languish in agony and deteriorate as lab techs, vets, and principle investigator Stephen Roberts spent an entire year testing him for parasites. When the parasite treatments failed to resolve the issue of his broken bones, Louis was incinerated on July 9, 2010. His veterinary records chillingly note that Louis “was unable to be used.”

While this complaint calls for an immediate “high priority” investigation by the USDA, Eleventh Hour does not look to this agency for any remedy. Neither do we wish to quantify the suffering of the victims according to which torture is allowed or disallowed under the Animal Welfare Act. We do, however, wish to demonstrate the unscientific nature and sheer incompetence of those claiming to be “medical researchers” to collect approximately $400 million annually in taxpayer money to brutalize animals.  Our goal is not to appeal to the USDA but to use this federal complaint as a means of reaching the taxpayers that are being kept in the dark and defrauded.

In addition to the culture of incompetence that we have clearly documented, the

Marino back in custody… The University of Florida coffers jeopardized by NIO’s exposure of their crimes against primates

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UF orchestrates Marino’s re-arrest and re-extradition out of state because… she’s bad for business

Earlier today, Camille Marino, director of NIO Florida and the bane of the University of Florida’s  existence, went to pick up the property from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that was seized during a raid on her home in June.

Louis’ harrowing life and death

In August of 2010, we learned about a monkey named Louis. A lab tech pleaded with UF to release him to a sanctuary and stop his suffering. While the lab tech was on vacation, Louis was murdered and incinerated on July 9, 2010. UF wanted to ensure that the world would never see his deteriorated condition or know his story. In October of 2010, NIO’s campaign against UF commenced. Now we know that Louis was allowed to languish in torment with a broken hip and never given any pain relief. His records document callous neglect, violations of the law, and incompetence. In death, Louis has a voice.

Complete Veterinary Record for “Louis” (2008 – 2010)

Roberts – Primate Louis – Part I

Roberts – Primate Louis – Part II

His Agonizing Incarceration & Death

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Bucky’s “strictly regulated” torment inside the University of Florida

Bucky’s Story

Bucky is a capuchin monkey who has remained a captive Vivisector Raymond J. Bergeron since 1999. As the records attached below demonstrate, Bucky’s existence is now one of nightmarish deprivation, self-mutilation, misery and pain. Blood is repeatedly found in his cage, he is self-mutilating, vocalizing, and his hair pulling leaves bald spots. He is agitated and aggressive, exhibiting “stereotypical” pacing, biting of bars, tail holding, as well as scratching around his face and eyes. As of December 31, 2011, it appears that Bucky was still actively being driven insane.

Among the injuries documented are a gash on his left big toe, his left inner thigh was excoriated and bleeding was noted, moist wounds were observed on both knees with significant swelling, and his tail was also found lacerated. The most severe injury Bucky sustained thus far was a deep cut on his leg and knee which required surgery, after which he would open his wounds. Another laceration by his left eye is documented as either another self-mutilation or as being sustained from lab equipment, which would indicate neglect.

Our UF whistleblower offers :

“I’m sure all those injuries were due to thrashing about in his cage – exhibiting rage and hostility. These guys are in prison…”

Florida activist subject of continued campaign of harassment by police and University of Florida

Update (April 19, 2013): There is indeed a VOP Warrant out of Wayne County. It was issued on Tuesday at the behest of the University of Florida. Apparently, they had their detective subpoena Youtube about a dormant account that has not been used in almost a year. On that page appeared the banned and censored “Defiance is a Virtue” video. This should add credence to our assertions that my and my colleague’s arrests at an anti-vivisection protest last February 4 — as well as my extradition and prosecution in Michigan — were orchestrated by UF to shut down our campaign.

by Camille Marino

On December 30, 2011, I won my first lawsuit against the University of Florida in which the courts, after 14 months, compelled them to disclose their public records documenting two decades of taxpayer-funded primate experiments. On February 4, 2012, after I began to publish said information into the public domain, I was arrested along with another activist at an anti-vivisection demonstration at UF in a blatant attempt to shut down this campaign. My colleague was released the next morning after her arrest for standing on a Florida street with a suspended drivers license. I was extradited to Michigan on contempt of court charges re

Louis: his agonizing life & death inside the University of Florida

In August of 2010, we learned about a monkey named Louis. A lab tech pleaded with UF to release him to a sanctuary and stop his suffering. While the lab tech was on vacation, Louis was murdered and incinerated on July 9, 2010. UF wanted to ensure that the world would never see his deteriorated condition or know his story. In October of 2010, NIO’s campaign against UF commenced. Now we know that Louis was allowed to languish in torment with a broken hip and never given any pain relief. His records document callous neglect, violations of the law, and incompetence. In death, Louis has a voice.

by NIO Florida

Complete Veterinary Record for “Louis” (2008 – 2010)

Roberts – Primate Louis – Part I

Roberts – Primate Louis – Part II

His Agonizing Incarceration & Death

Louis was a long-tailed ma

This Place I Call Home

by Danielle Wolfe

This place I call home 
its cold and dark
I’m in these bars
No room to walk
I’m covered in scars

I’ve never known light as a friend
When I see it come, the terror begins
And it feels like the end

My heart starts to beat,
My mind goes numb
I know what’s next

“Little Girl”: Tortured to death by Dennis E. Brooks Inside UF

by NIO Florida

Monkey 55D was named Little Girl by those responsible for her ten years of agony. Girl monkeys are rarely used and 55D suffered from the pain and misery that only a female being could. For the last three of her ten years at the hands of the evil Dennis Brooks, 55D was made to endure horrific “ophthalmology” experiments while Brooks knew she was suffering terribly from the endometriosis progressing through her little body.  The final pathology after 55D’s murder:

The End

The Prisoner Project is about incarcerated humans, through their experience, giving a voice to our entombed nonhuman cousins. Danielle Wolfe has been locked in a concrete box for over 2 years with no end in sight. She has not breathed fresh air, has had no physical contact with her loved ones, and knows what it’s like to flirt with insanity due to her intensive confinement. She is now vegan and committed to the struggle for Animal Liberation. Her chilling words now speak for the animals who’s voices have been silenced…

The End

by Danielle Wolf

Another day is done and gone

Some days just seem too long

Look out the window and watch time fly

Time is frozen on the inside

No peace, no quiet, no form of relief

This time will stretch you beyond your belief

Reality comes and reality goes

Where fantasy ends, no body knows

Am I asleep or am I awake?

Is this a dream, or one big mistake?

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