Eleventh Hour filed a federal complaint citing systemic incompetence among the “medical researchers” abusing primates inside the University of Florida days ago on December 24. On the heels of that indictment from activists, we filed a third lawsuit in the courts against the University of Florida for suppressing public records documenting the extent of their taxpayer-funded atrocities.
On December 26, 2013, attorney Marcy I. LaHart filed the suit on behalf of Eleventh Hour’s Karen Kline. Case No. 2013 CA 005479 has been assigned to Judge Roundtree and we are awaiting a date on the docket. Represented by Ms. LaHart, Camille Marino successfully sued UF twice and took possession of the records that underlie the federal complaint filed earlier this week. Several of our colleagues are expected to be present in Gainesville when this case is heard in 2014.
It took three years of legal battles to secure unredacted records through December 2010 of which we finally took possession in April of 2013. All further requests for current records submitted in strict accordance with Florida statutes have been flagrantly ignored. We know that there are still 25 monkeys in their labs, 19 of whom are being subjected to extreme pain. According to lab techs inside the school, it is estimated that 10,000 animals are being routinely brutalized.
Over the past three years we have documented a rampant culture of corruption inside the University of Florida. They have shamelessly lied and manipulated some laws to crush this campaign, lobbied to change the laws that exist to allow for public scrutiny, and simply ignored the laws they find distasteful. They have shown us in no uncertain terms that what they fear most is exposure. And we are here to provide it in abundance!
We look forward to shutting down the University of Florida’s nonhuman primate experimentation program once and for all in the new year.
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