FW: DawnWatch: ABC affiliate airs shocking primate testing footage -- please send thanks 6/29/06
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Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 3:15 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: ABC affiliate airs shocking primate testing footage --
please send thanks 6/29/06
Last night, Thursday June 29, the Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV-TV aired a
terrific report, by reporter Joe Ducey of "The Investigators," on the fight
to keep the notorious Covance testing laboratory out of the city of
The anchors warn that some of the images are disturbing. The piece opens
with an interviewee's voice saying "If it doesn't make you angry you are
cold-hearted" as we see footage of monkeys struggling piteously, tied down
on operating tables and, in one case, apparently encased in something that
looks like a large test-tube.
The Investigators let us know that the government investigated the Covance
Virginia facility and issued 16 citations including handling a primate in an
The story is linked to the front page of the Investigators website at
http://www.knxv.com/news/investigators/ where it is titled, "For the Greater
Or you can go straight to the video story on line at
Please watch the piece and thank reporter Joe Ducey and the ABC 15
Investigators team for this superb report. If you are in the Phoenix area,
be sure to let the station know that you are local. Since the story is
available on line everywhere in the world, those outside Phoenix should also
send thanks for a story that other stations would be unwilling to air. Much
positive feedback will encourage follow-ups and similar stories.
The Investigators take comments at investigators@...
Yours and the animals',
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