The USDA has fined Harvard University the equivalent of $6.61 for 11 animal welfare violations at its research labs in Massachusetts between 2011 and 2012.
The violations included the death of four monkeys as well as inadequate training of the people "managing" the animals. That works out to be sixty cents per violation.
This is what the USDA and spokespersons for the vivisection industry mean when they claim that there is rigorous oversight of their industry.
$24,000 fine / $185,000,000 - Harvard's annual gift from taxpayers = $6.61 / $51,000 - the average U.S. household income.
Would you slow down if a speeding ticket cost you a mere sixty cents?
"USDA has resolved its review with an agreement that we feel was appropriate."
-- Harvard spokesperson
What a joke. A sick depraved joke.