For immediate release:
January 12, 2021
Tasgulla Brunner 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Virginia. – Today released beta Video shot Obtained from four of The Seven Federally Funded National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs)In Oregon, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin – very social monkeys appear in solitary confinement in cages barely larger than their bodies, spinning in circles, plucking their hair, biting themselves, and engaging in other behavior indicative of distress and shock.
NPRCs began in the 1960s with the goal of providing vaccines and treatments for human diseases, but no marketable vaccines were produced from the use of monkeys. Hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars are pumped into these facilities each year to fund experiments such as full-body irradiation, fast-food studies, mothers’ infant deprivation and single neuron tracking, which involves storming monkeys and inserting electrodes into their brains. They snap into place and make them watch your computer screen for hours a day.
NPRCs have raised hundreds of violations of animal protection laws. The monkeys died of starvation, dehydration, suffocation and suffocation due to vomiting and burns in a high temperature cage washer and veterinary error. The Washington NPRC at the University of Washington is currently under investigation by the US Department of Agriculture for monkey flight and conflicts of interest on the Experimental Supervision Committee.
“These laboratories have produced 60 years of monkey misery and not a single vaccine or marketable treatment for deadly human diseases,” says Dr. Lisa Jones-Engle, chief scientific advisor to primate experiments at PETA. “PETA calls for an end to these failed experiments, for these centers to be closed, and for these monkeys to be sent to shelters where their loneliness and pain can be cured and their exploitation may eventually end.”
In 2015, Harvard’s NPRC faced multiple animal welfare violations, examining the future of research and shutting down. NPRCs remain at the University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Oregon University of Health and Science, Emory University, Tulane University, University of California – Davis, and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
PETA – whose slogan reads, in part, “Animals are not ours to experience” – opposes species theory, a worldview that is superhuman. For more information, please visit the website PETA.org Or follow the group Twitter, The social networking site Facebookor Instagram.