LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's attorney general says he plans no further investigation into the death of a chimpanzee at a New Iberia research center.
The Advertiser of Lafayette reports (http://bit.ly/15YaDYE ) that Caldwell made his decision known in a letter to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
That group had asked for an investigation into the 2011 death of an 8-year-old research chimp. The animal had become ill while being transferred from a Maryland facility to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's research center in New Iberia.
The physicians committee had asked the attorney general's office to investigate the transport company, Stone Oak Farms and Transport in Opelousas.
In a letter dated April 19, Caldwell notified the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine that the chimp, named Chaos, did not appear to die as a result of cruelty or severe neglect, based on a review of documents from a federal