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

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

Image from inside UF; not Louis

Image from inside UF; not Louis

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 macaque bred by Alpha Genesis for a life of torment. On February 25, 2008, this 5-year old and five other monkeys were sold to the University of Florida. Louis was delivered into the hands of Vivisector Stephen Roberts where, upon his incarceration in the dungeon, he immediately developed chronic anorexia and suffered from chronic vomiting.

We know from the University’s own records that on July 9, 2009 their vet determined that Louis had a severely injured bone — the femoral head — and was in tremendous pain. His leg was not attached to the joint!!! One must understand that this precise injury in humans would demand heavy pain medication as well as hip replacement surgery. Yet little Louis, with his bones grinding against each other, received no relief whatsoever and was made to suffer and deteriorate for another full year. He was unceremoniously murdered and incinerated on July 9, 2010.

The femoral head is the upper part of the thigh bone that fits into the hip socket.

The femoral head is the upper part of the thigh bone that fits into the hip socket.

According to our UF source:

“Most traumatically, the femoral head from his right leg had deteriorated to the point where it was missing(!) This must have caused him excruciating pain. They knew about his severely injured bone since 7/9/09 – a full year before he was euthanized and he was never treated for the pain. The comment on his record at 7/9/09 was ‘Rads also revealed absence of femoral head on (r) leg w/ high degree of instability.’ ‘Instability’ means that the leg was not fully attached at the joint. Imagine trying to walk with deteriorated bone grinding against deteriorated bone during every step… it probably happened prior to his arrival at the lab as the degradation to the bone was very advanced. It’s very likely that the chronic pain from his hip was the stress that caused his continual upset stomach/gut, vomiting, and poor appetite/weight loss. They kept testing for parasites as a cause, but he was always negative. He should have been euthanized immediately upon discovery of his leg issue, or at least had his leg amputated, as would have been done for a pet.”

They waited a full year.

“They seem to have been put him in metabolic cages during the studies, similar to what Bergeron did. These cages are designed to allow for the collection of urine and feces to study drug metabolism. It seems that even though Louis wasn’t used nearly as much in experiments, he was put in the same room with his friends to reduce the anxiety of separation from the colony. Of course, that meant stressfully drugging him for each room transfer…

They keep commenting on how he’s quiet compared to others and doesn’t eat enough, but that seems to be normal for him. Well, YEAH – he’s in pain!

The only consequence of Louis’ agony for the vivisecting sadists appears in a rather chilling entry on the vet records dated April 26, 2010: “…Long term, this monkey has been unable to be used…”

The University of Florida wants desperately to shut down this campaign. They need to silence their victims. We have been involved in ongoing litigation for about two years and are constantly being hit with more obstacles. If you support our work, please consider contributing to our efforts to fight for the monkeys entombed inside UF. Gifts may be sent through Paypal to negotiationisover1@gmail.com.


5 Responses

  1. Jill says:

    This department should be shut down. Where is the prosecution for animal abuse. And these people will be released into the scientific/academic community.

  2. This one grabs my heart.

    Speaking strictly as one Faculty Brat who was “given” an early-gen version of the insect-larval infection now called “Morgellons”(sic) on the wings of a VERY sick Mockingbird one sunny Sunday in 1960, after church, by way of an attempt to shut my antiwar-vehement Assistant Librarian father up forever (oh he crumpled on the outside BUT he found OTHER ways to resist ’cause HE was TOUGH like HEAVEN), I for one must say: The heartless fool(s) who put this innocent creature through Hell on Earth are NOT above Punitive Action.

    Intellectual Academics one and all: Look up the term “Karma” and GET IT. Now grasp what the “Bardo” is. (Call it “Afterlife” if you like – it’s merely Life, After. Thassright.)

    Fact: More likely than not, Louis (and a whole lot of other vivisected ones) will BE there and in FULL STRENGTH to greet the one(s) who did this to him. Those high-degree’d high-handed human(oid) culprits will be STUCK THERE – just like the Very Famous and Entirely Criminal ornithologist/parasitologist/sadist/sellout Jackson Dan Webster Ph.D (deceased now and good riddance thank you Heaven!) with his own foul legacy of well-paid political sabotage of decent dissenting folks’ lives – until the Day of Repentance.

    That Day’ll be a while in arriving, yet. So Patience is STILL a Great Abiding Virtue! Heaven STILL provides for the long-term well-being of ALL creatures – great and small – who instinctively love Her. *Genuine* Humans included.

    Can’t say as much re the sadists, soul-murderers, sellouts, saboteurs and slave-makers of this life. Slitherin’ snakes one and all, that foul Faulty-Intelligence krue! (“National Security” my sainted tainted and faintly Dahlia-painted bunghole.)

    Nonetheless, Kind Holy Creator (aka “God” to most normal folk) is GOOD. All throughout all, that One be, no less!

    Start there, Gentle Seeker. Keep the Faith! Now just keep on. And that is all. 0{:-\o[

  3. Judith jones says:

    This horror can not be ignored.

  4. Dominique Winchester says:

    Do you have a petition going? This is so atrocious!

  5. diane says:

    you bastards with no soul you will be shut down this torture has got to stop on these poor animals your sick mothers ur not trying to learn u like this as evil as it gets. I am going to write an editorial on Louis and summit it to Jacksonville and waycross and I encourage others do the same just in other areas he did have a voice and he spoke often just to the wrong people oh is the university of fla is this program in the hospital or in the college. I have been to the hospital twice but will not support this hospital if it promotes this action. I dearly love animals and they being wild or domestic bring us all joy so everyone help stop this

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