Jean-Pierre Dalbera Some water would be nice...
UPDATE 10:25 am: We just heard from UH Spokeswoman Shawn Lindsey, who tells us in an email that "The staff and the leadership of the University of Houston care deeply about animals and strive to create a humane setting for all animals. This accident serves as a reminder of the diligence required to promote the respect and compassion needed to ensure the safety and care of all animals....The loss of this animal was a great loss to our program and a personal loss to the Animal Care Operations staff who take great pride for these animals. We take the USDA warning very seriously and have invited delegates of the USDA back to the University to re-inspect our animal facility."
The USDA has warned the University of Houston that it could face severe penalties if it doesn't correct conditions in its research lab, where two rhesus monkeys have died since 2012.
The August letter was triggered by a March 2014 incident where three rhesus macaques closed a divider in their cage, cutting themselves off from the enclosure's water supply. One monkey died and two were treated for clinical dehydration.More »