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Animal rights group files complaint against Hopkins in 2017 death of monkey

Animal rights group files complaint against Hopkins in 2017 death of monkey

An animal rights group has filed an official complaint with federal regulators against the Johns Hopkins University regarding the death of a young marmoset in the university’s care in December 2017.

The marmoset was killed when a cage door was closed on its neck by accident, Hopkins reported to the National Institutes of Health in June. The letter followed a phone call to the agency the day of the incident, the university said.

The monkey was the second animal to die in Hopkins’ custody in the span of 18 months; a macaque was found dead in January 2016 with its head stuck in a ball that had a hole chewed into it, the rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now said in its...

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