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International Primate Day 2012

Posted: 2 January 2013. Updated: 7 January 2013


This year’s International Primate Day highlighted the suffering of primates in laboratories around the world.

USA: Unborn baby monkeys were given doses of the drug ketamine, exposed in the womb, killed, and their brains analysed at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. The researchers did not even mention the trauma of the mothers.

UK: At British government lab Porton Down, the lungs of marmoset monkeys bled after they were forced to inhale a deadly pathogen for ten minutes. They were then dosed with a drug to try and counteract the effects with animals either dying from the disease or being killed.

Colombia: Owl monkeys were dragged screaming from the jungle, placed in sacks and taken to a laboratory. In one experiment 18 were injected with malaria infected blood and used to test an experimental vaccine.

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