Primate Rescue Center

Panel Says Tulane Primate Research Center Zoning Rules Should Be Stricter

April Truitt December 08, 2010

LOUISIANA - The St. Tammany Parish Zoning Commission agreed Tuesday to stricter rules for setbacks, buffers and building heights in the medical research district after hearing concerns from neighbors near the Tulane National Primate Research Center.

Jeff Schoen, who represents Tulane, said the center has some 5,000 animals and that number has remained static for the past 15 years. He said Tulane has no plans to increase the number of animals, but he could not say for certain what might happen in the future. He asked the commission not to impose the limit that Renfroe suggested, noting that several agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, monitor the center to ensure the animals are properly housed and the that the animal density is appropriate.

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