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Animal Defenders International

Berlin Declaration

Posted: 25 August 2006


The following declaration seeking an end to the use of primates in research was made by ADI and 25 other animal groups, and academics who attended the Fifth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Berlin in 2005. After the Congress, ADI called on other organizations and individuals worldwide to sign up to what is now called The Berlin Declaration, and 70 groups have joined the Declaration:

“Animal protection organisations and scientists have united to call for an end to the use of non-human primates in biomedical research and testing. We urge governments, regulators, industry, scientists and research funders worldwide to accept the need to end primate use as a legitimate and essential goal; to make achieving this goal a high priority; and work together to facilitate this. In particular, we believe there must be an immediate, internationally co-ordinated effort to bring all non-human primate experiments to an end.”

Email to sign up to the Berlin Declaration.

Scientists, academics, public figures

Dr Michael Coleman, D.Sc., Reader in Toxicology,Dept of Pharmacy, Aston University
Donna Air, presenter
Professor Roger Fouts, Central Washington University
Deborah Fouts, Director, Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute, CWU
Lynsey de Paul, songwriter
Christine Garcia, Attorney, San Francisco, CA
Uri Geller
Dr Jane Goodall, Jane Goodall Institute
Rachel Hevesi, primatologist
Chrissie Hynde, singer
Shannon Keith, Attorney, Studio City, CA
Dr Zvezdana Kojic, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Belgrade
James Martin, chef
Meg Mathews, columnist
Stella McCartney, designer
Hayley Mills, actress
David Neilson, actor
Peter Polycarpou, actor
Carol Royle, actress
Bob Russell, Liberal Democrat MP for Colchester
Julia Stephenson, actress
Alexei Sayle, comedian
Jenny Seagrove, actress
Sheila Siddle, OBE of Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
John Sorenson, Professor, Brock University
Twiggy, model
Benjamin Zephaniah, poet

International animal welfare organisations

Animal Defenders International
Advocates for Animals
AESOP-Project (Allied Effort to Save Other Primates)
Alliance for Animals Primate Project
Alternatives Research and Development Foundation
American Anti-Vivisection Society
ANIMAL, Portugal
Animal Aid
Animal Alliance of Canada
Animal Consultants International
Animal Protection Institute
Animal Rights Action Network, Ireland
Animals Asia Foundation
Ape Alliance
Ban Ape Research
Beauty Without Cruelty, South Africa
Born Free
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
BV Tierversuchsgegner
Care for Animal Rehabilitation & Education
Captive Animals Protection Society
Cetacean Society International
Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute, Washington
Conservacion de Mamiferos Marinos de Mexico Comarino
Deutscher Tierschutzbund
Doctors & Lawyers for Responsible Medicine
Doris Day Animal League
Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals
Dyrenes Beskttelse
Eurogroup for Animal Welfare
Farm Animal Reform Movement (FARM)
Humane Society International
In Defense of Animals (IDA)
International Primate Protection League
Irish Anti-Vivisection Society
Japan Anti-Vivisection Association
Juliana von Wendt Fund
Lega Anti Vivisezione
Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research
National Anti-Vivisection Society UK
National Council of SPCAs (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), South Africa, representing 99 individual SPCAs
New England Anti-Vivisection Society
NGO Action for Animal Ethics
Nina Rosa Institute
Noah – Federation of Animal Protection Organisation Israel
Noah - Norway
New Zealand Anti-vivisection Society
NSPCA, South Africa
Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA):
Centre pour Conservation des Chimpanzees
Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund
CERCOPAN (Nigeria)
Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Association
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
Drill Ranch (Nigeria)
Limbe Wildlife Centre (Cameroon)
Lola ya Bonobo (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Projet Protection des Gorilles-Gabon
Projet Protection des Gorilles-Congo
Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary (Kenya)
Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre (Congo)
The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust
The Vervet Foundation (South Africa)
The Monkey Sanctuary Ireland
People Against Chimpanzee Experiments
People Against Animal Experiments
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA)
PETA India
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Pro Wildlife
ProFauna Indonesia
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
SERAT - Stop Exploitation of Research and Animals in the Triangle
Serbian Laboratory Animal Science Association (SLASA).
Sierra Club
Sonoma People for Animal Rights
Stop Animal Exploitation Now of North Carolina
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
The Fauna Foundation
The Fauna Sanctuary
UNEP/UNESCO Great Ape Survival Project
Viva! USA
World Society for the Protection of Animals
Zoocheck Canada

Regional Organisations, UK:

Stockport Animal Defenders
Bridport Animal Awareness
Cornwall’s Voice for Animals
Croydon Animal Aid
East Lancashire Animal Welfare
Grampian Animal Defence League
Harborough Animal Concern
Quaker Concern for Animals
Southampton Animal Concern
Vera AG Trewin – Truro, Cornwall

Regional Organisations, US:

Alley Cat Allies
American Vegan Society
Animal Liberation Act
Animal People
Animal Protection & Rescue
Animals Voice
Apple Tree Records
Compassion Over Killing
Dogs Deserve Better
Freegan Info
Jews for Animal Rights
Mercy For Animals
No Compromise
NOAH For the Animals’ Rights
Peace & Justice For Animals
Political Action Committee
Primate Freedom Project
Wetlands Activism Collective
Win Animal Rights (WAR)

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