Kline v. University of Florida

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
March 9, 2015

Today, Eleventh Hour For Animals has just filed a complaint with the USDA demanding a mandatory Federal investigation into the secret and potentially – illegal “research” to which the University of Florida is subjecting wild monkeys along the Silver River in Marion, Co Florida. Exclusive images captured by Freelance Photographer Graham McGeorge. and published last month depict a wild macaque with a primitive tracking collar device attached tightly around his neck. According to Graham McGeorge, who was able to physically see this monkey, “when I spotted the macaque, he was distressed and had distanced himself from the troop, he also had deep wounds and cuts to his neck with blood on his chest!”

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In the complaint, Eleventh Hour’s Senior Lab Investigator, Karen Kline, states “Rhesus Macaques have lived along the Silver River for nearly 100 years. Yet the attached communications with the Department of Environmental Protection demonstrate that UF has taken the position that, since these primates were trapped and brought to this county almost a century ago as an “invasive species” they are entitled to no protection. Eleventh Hour maintains that since the disturbed colony of macaques was, in fact, born at Silver River, the latest of many generations must be afforded the same protection as indigenous species. In the State of Florida, experiments on wild animals are illegal. Therefore UF’s “research at Silver River is illegal.” The University has been less then forthcoming about the exact nature of their interest in the Silver River macaques. Therefore, Eleventh Hour has filed 2 open Records Requests to ascertain the details of the experiments as well as the source of funding. The group filed a further request with Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Department to secure all licences that UF may have purchased over the last 10 years. Ms. Kline goes on to document that, at the very least, the University of Florida had admitted to and supplied Eleventh Hour with proof of their negligence. “We’ve heard several conflicting accounts from UF and have an example to show here. This first statement was published in the Ocala Post on March 5, 2015, by UF Assistant Vice President Janine Sikes and states “The monkey was observed with her her group, feeding, grooming and behaving normally.”

Screenshot from 2015-03-13 11:42:03 March 6, 2015  an email from Major Brad Barber of the University of Florida Police Department, containing  protocols for the “research” being done on the Silver River monkeys, began with a note:
1) The researchers retrieved the collar. The researchers have attempted to verify the monkey’s well being but have not located the monkey since the collar fell off.

Screenshot from 2015-03-13 13:39:55Quoting Graham McGeorge, the photographer,  with whom there is no doubt, did in fact view this monkey “When I first spotted the macaque, he seemed distressed and had distanced himself from the troop, he had deep wounds and cuts to his neck with blood on his chest!”

While Eleventh Hour continues to investigate, a corresponding Federal investigation of UF is necessary. They must be held accountable for their illegal activities and wanton negligence and the appropriate sanctions imposed.

For the past 5 years,
Eleventh Hour for Animals, an initiative launched by Negotiation Is Over, has been documenting and exposing the $400 million annual animal experimentation business hidden away in UF’s dungeons. After several successful lawsuits, legal actions, and federal complaints, the group remains committed to ending all atrocities to which UF subjects animals. Sadly, the group is preparing to release information of the most diabolical monkey experiments, currently under way inside UF.

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Breaking News:
Documents obtained by 11th hr. prove that UF is conducting research, on at least 8 Wild Monkeys, in the Silver River Park area and these collars are to be left on these monkeys for a time period of 1 year, contrary to the 2 months they want the media to print.
In all actuality, one can clearly view the picture and know the collar was on much longer than “2 months”
Experiments on Wild Animals in Florida is Illegal!
More breaking news to follow as our investigation continues!

Face of Innocence“Face of Innocence”
by Graham McGeorge

“Rhesus Macaques have frequented the Silver River since the 1930’s. Brought here against their free will almost ninety years ago, they are still considered an invasive species. At what point do they earn the environmental protective rights of the native animals ?

The University of Florida is conducting research on these monkeys and the state is turning a blind eye. This abuse and cruelty has to stop now!

We are getting conflicting stories from all sources, and this means but one thing….Lies, lies, lies!
If you are on the Silver River, please keep your eyes peeled and let me know of any collared or injured sightings…thank you.”

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8UF is claiming the collar was removed from the Macaque photographed by the Silver River in FL, but will not provide any proof.
Unfortunately their past history does not lead one to believe they are one of a Reputable Organization.
1. They are claiming that only one macaque was collared.
2. They claim the one macaque was not injured, but will give no proof.
3.They acknowledged the Open Records Request sent on Tues, 10th 2015, the same day which is highly unusual for UF, but giving the benefit of the doubt, I will continue to wait a “reasonable amount of time” until further action is taken.
I have added pictures of this Rhesus Macaque, so you may see for yourself and make your own decision. There was no treatment given to the macaque, which should have been the very first thing done, that is if you want things done in a humane manner.They claim it causes less distress to catch the monkey to give veterinary care but they didn’t seem to think twice when the caught him to attach an oversized, stone-age collar, to “begin” an experiment, did they! Humane they say ….
If the collar was removed anyone in this area please keep your eyes open for a macaque with an injured neck. If you have friends that Kayak in this area please spread the word, they may help as well.
The pictures I have seen look as though, there are clearly injuries under the collar that need medical attention, this monkey must be in distress and I do not take UF’s “word” for anything!
They have as yet to give any type of proof concerning the health and welfare of this monkey and I dare say “are there more” was there really only one?
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a victim is tortured inside the university of florida

a victim is tortured inside the university of florida

by Jerry Vlasak, MD

On a daily basis, animals are drowned, suffocated and starved to death; they have their limbs severed and their organs crushed; they are burned, exposed to radiation and used in experimental surgeries; they are shocked, raised in isolation, exposed to weapons of mass destruction and rendered blind or paralyzed; they are given heart attacks, ulcers, paralysis, and seizures; they are forced to inhale tobacco smoke, drink alcohol, and ingest various drugs like heroin and cocaine.

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victim about to be tortured inside uf by his gleeful tormentor

Last week Eleventh Hour for Animals introduced “Booger,” a victim inside the University of Florida who was contaminated with German Measles from the day he was purchased from the now-defunct Primate Products in Miami. Never treated for this condition, he has steadily deteriorated, exhibiting increasing indications that he is descending into madness, his body compromised by repeatedly being force-fed poisons at the direction of Raymond J. Bergeron for over a decade, and, recently, he began throwing his own feces at his tormenters in a feeble attempt to fight back. In January, he was just approved for another 3 years of torture that will turn Bergeron’s pockets crimson red with the blood of this pitiful victim. The following complaint has just been filed with the USDA for 6 counts of federal violations and to demand that the primate torture industry inside UF be shut down permanently for the reasons enumerated below. Continue Reading

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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 14, 2014

COMPLAINT CITES CORRUPTION AND NEGLIGENCE IN UF MONKEY LABS

Moments ago, Eleventh Hour for Animals filed a second federal complaint with the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act citing a culture of corruption inside the University of Florida and a companion culture of negligence that permeates their nonhuman primate experimentation program. The complaint filed by the group’s founder, Camille A. Marino, relates solely to a 6-monkey “research” study funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the shocking details of which we reported days ago. Among the documented violations: the “scientific” rationale offered by UF for the torment visited on six macaques was simply that the Fox Foundation was willing to give them the money to do so when they couldn’t find funding elsewhere; there are up to 5-month lapses where some of the monkeys were neither monitored nor was any care whatsoever recorded; and they actually LOST a monkey.

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Image awarded in Camille Marino v The University of Florida (Dec. 30, 2011)

This was once a healthy monkey before it succumbed to the mercenary sadists inside UF’s labs. Picture from inside UF awarded to activists by the Court.

Karen Kline, Senior Lab Investigator for Eleventh Hour has been talking to the media all day about the systemic culture of corruption and incompetence inside UF behind which their animal torture industry is hidden from the public. Please read this interview in the Gainesville Sun; all comments appreciated: Animal Rights group files complaint against UF. For those of you in Gainesville, be sure to watch her feature on TV20 this evening. And now that we’ve forced the University of Florida to pull out their last defense — federal regulations that insure “humane” vivisection regimens — we are about to divest them of this final instrument of propaganda…

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monkey tortured inside uf

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.

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