As hard as it is for the public to learn what is going on in the University of Wisconsin monkey labs, it is far more difficult to find out what is going on in the Covance labs at
3301 Kinsman Blvd
Madison, WI 53704. [(608) 241-4471 (888) 541-5227]
What little we know can only be described as disturbing. Undercover investigations of Covance monkey labs in Germany and Virginia strongly suggest that monkeys -- any animal -- in a Covance lab can be subjected to much pain and suffering. All of them must be routinely or chronically frightened.
Covance's 2004 report to USDA regarding number of animal used here in Madison..
Covance (PeTa undercover)
Covance (even more)
Covance USDA Settlement
PCRM's report on Covance Research Products:
USDA Inspection Reports Reveal Violations of the Animal Welfare Act at Five Covance Facilities
Protocol 1152 placed food restrictive devices in dogs and pigs without adequate provisions for post procedural care, i.e.: significant weight loss in chronic food restrictive device instrumentation. Animals had the devices implanted and within several weeks were transferred to holding facilities for 30, 60, or 90 days. The protocol did not have any descriptions of procedures designed to assure that discomfort and or distress associated with food restrictive devices. Reduction in amount of food intake would cause a loss of weight over the entire period of time the food restrictive device is in place. (USDA Inspection Report, Covance Research Products, Site 007, Jan. 18, 2005)
See too: USDA's inspection reports of Covance labs.
We urge everyone to boycott Covance. Test with the best? Don't be fooled by their multi-million dollar PR crap.