So while failing to check the water system is a major issue within Alpha Genesis, there is also a clear lack of attention given to the primates in their care.
Alpha Genesis Deserves the Maximum Fine
In response, NEAVS has sent this letter to the USDA’s Animal Care Division asking for them to conduct an investigation into Alpha Genesis and impose the maximum fines for this clear violation of the Animal Welfare Act.
Sadly, Alpha Genesis has a history of negligence, especially concerning failure to provide water. In 2015, one monkey died from dehydration and five others were treated after their water line was accidentally switched off for a week. In 2017, seven monkeys were treated for dehydration because the water line to their cage was disconnected.
Alpha Genesis has self-reported to OLAW twelve non-human primate deaths due to negligence within the last three years alone.
After years of this pattern of negligence, Alpha Genesis should pay for the harm they’ve caused these primates.