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Harvard University fined for animal cruelty

(Digital Journal) Harvard Medical School has been fined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for animal welfare violations involving monkeys used for research.

The fine levied on Harvard Medical School is $24,036. This related to the deaths of four monkeys in their research laboratories. Salon notes that with one monkey:

“In one case in February 2011, a laboratory worker overdosed a monkey with anesthetic, causing it to die of liver failure. In two other cases, monkeys died after being deprived of water and in another case a monkey died after a chain attached to a toy in its cage wrapped around its neck, strangling him.”