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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:16 pm 
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Robert McGrath
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Dear Dr. McGrath:
As you might imagine, having received our warning letter last week, we
are not surprised to hear about the death of the OSU chimpanzee named Kermit shortly after his arrival at Primarily Primates, Inc. (PPI). As we told you in our
letter dated
February 24, PPI does a miserable job of caring for the unfortunate
primates at its
facility and should never have been entrusted with the OSU chimpanzees.
We ask that OSU immediately reclaim Darrell, Sheba, Sarah, Bobby,
Keeli, Ivy,
Harper, and Emma and arrange for their lifetime care at a humane
facility. William
Yonushonis should be handed his resignation on a plate for his
appalling and
irresponsible decision regarding these-now truly
"endangered"-great apes.
What we know about the circumstances surrounding the chimpanzees'
arrival at PPI
and Kermit's subsequent death clearly illustrates PPI's
inadequacies:
· Upon arrival, the two youngest OSU chimpanzees, Harper and Emma,
were
separated from their chimpanzee family and taken to the private home of
Wally
Swett, PPI's president. You will recall that we mentioned an infant
chimpanzee
who died in Swett's house in our previous letter.
· PPI was ill-prepared to receive the chimpanzees as evidenced by the
fact that the
chimps' transport cages did not fit into the enclosure(s) intended
for them, thus
requiring that the animals be subjected to the risk of sedation.
· PPI did not have a veterinarian on site to supervise the arrival
and unloading of
the chimpanzees. Once it was determined that the chimpanzees would have
to be
sedated, a veterinarian who had little, if any, experience with
primates was called
to the site.
· PPI staff and the veterinarian left the sedated chimpanzees
unsupervised for
perhaps up to two hours and returned to find that Kermit had died,
apparently
from suffocation.
OSU's irresponsible rush to discard the chimpanzees who brought such
acclaim to
the university has left one chimp dead and eight others abandoned at an
unregulated
and dangerously substandard facility. We, and the watching world, look
forward to
hearing that OSU is working furiously to place these great apes in a
suitable
sanctuary and that Yonushonis will no longer be in a position to do
harm to OSU's
remaining animals. I can be reached at 757-622-7382, extension 8334.
Sincerely,
Mary Beth Sweetland, Senior Vice President
Director, Research & Investigations

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:27 pm 
I didn't think it was possible to be off topic in an off topic area...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:32 pm 
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meet arc.


:lol: :lol:

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Arc probably wanted to click on the Animal Rights forum which was at the bottom. Now, this forum is at the bottom and maybe arc didnt have time to look?


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redfurrymonster84 wrote:
Arc probably wanted to click on the Animal Rights forum which was at the bottom. Now, this forum is at the bottom and maybe arc didnt have time to look?

That's possible, although unlikely. Who knows except arc? And maybe arc doesn't even know.

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Aw christ... what I am supposed to do about this? Do I move animal and enviro stuff into the appropriate place? Leave it to you people to find a way to make an open forum complicated! :cry:

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why ya sweatin it josh?

i think most of us look at it as comedy relief. i am not offended that it here....i could be the only one but i think most of us are just fine with whatever being posted here. it is indeed an "open forum" that could include stuff covered in other forums right?

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josh knauer wrote:
Aw christ... what I am supposed to do about this? Do I move animal and enviro stuff into the appropriate place? Leave it to you people to find a way to make an open forum complicated! :cry:

-josh


I saw it, but did not have the heart to try to move it. It just seemed soooo Arc-ish :lol: :lol:

I am remind of a testament on how making something fool proof is impossible because they will just build a better fool.

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are there fools runnin around saying "dont be an arc"?

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A short classic I couldn't let fade from ready sight....


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Iowanic wrote:
A short classic I couldn't let fade from ready sight....



Tis Funny. The thread started out so pompously and ended up as comic relief.

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