AR-News: (US WI) Former primate center vet, UW settle suit over firing

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Fri Feb 20 13:53:25 EST 2004

She said monkeys were mistreated 
By Aaron Nathans 
February 20, 2004
A University of Wisconsin-Madison primate center veterinarian who was fired 
in April 2002 has reached a settlement with the university. 
The settlement, reached in July, was more than a quarter-million dollars, 
according to a report in this week's edition of the newspaper Isthmus. 
In her case against the university, Jennifer Hess claimed neglect as well as 
cruel and improper treatment of rhesus macaque monkeys during experiments. 
For instance, Hess was concerned about a lack of monitoring for animals who 
were restrained in a chair during experiments, said her attorney, Mary 
Kennelly, of the law firm Fox and Fox. "If there's no one to monitor, there's no one 
there to say if the animal is showing signs of distress," Kennelly said. 
Hess claimed in the suit that she was fired in retaliation for speaking up 
about experiment protocol violations, which could result in investigations that 
can threaten grants, Kennelly said. 
Hess was an assistant research animal veterinarian at the university's 
Wisconsin Regional Primate Center. Her employment there lasted about four and a half 

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