UL moved quickly in responding to charges of wrongdoing at the university's New Iberia Research Center. Those who joined in helping to disprove claims about treatment of primates at the center deserve the gratitude of UL and the community. The rapid response was a strong indication that UL was content with treatment at the center. Preliminary findings support that attitude. ...
The University takes seriously any and all allegations of animal neglect. It is committed to the humane care of research animals used in all activities and stands behind the animal care and use program at the UL Lafayette New Iberia Research Center.
Today's Advertiser editorial concludes:
We are pleased to see the immediate response to SAEN and the conclusion reached. Had university officials dragged their feet on the issue, the charges would have steadily gained weight and probably done some damage to the public perception of the primate center.
But today, "damage to the public perception of the primate center" continues.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.