Lab to be charged

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, June 2000:

CAPE TOWN, S.A.––S o u t h African National SPCA senior inspector Neil Fraser told reporters in mid-May that cruelty charges would be brought against Centre in Africa of Primatological Experimentation director Marc BaillyMaistre for allowing 30 baboons and vervets to starve at his facility, described by Fiona Macleod of the Johannesburg Mail & Guardian as having “shadowy links with the military.” Seven starving wild-caught baboons were euthanized, a decade after 122 baboons were euthanized at CAPE for similar reasons by National Council of SPCAs staff.

According to Macleod, CAPE operates from government land and “was allegedly set up as a front for the former South African Defence Force. CAPE has also been linked,” she wrote, “to the notorious Roodeplates Research Laboratory near Pretoria, where the SADF conducted biological and chemical experiments.”

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