Forty Years of Fraud: Wasted Tax Dollars
Forty Years of Fraud:
Wasted Tax Dollars
Every year the facilities that house the eight Primate Center laboratories receive $245,378,191 in federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (the branch of the NIH which funds the primate centers is the National Center for Research Resources – NCRR). Every day the NIH spends $672,269 on the primate centers. Another $29,821,670 comes from other sources, both private and governmental. This makes a grand total of $275,199,861 in funding from all sources. On the average each primate center receives $34,399,982 per year. Or, for the purpose of imprisoning and torturing these 25,094 primates, the federal government spends $10,966 per animal, per year.
The big winner in this game of primate slaughter for profit is the University of Washington, Seattle – with a grand total of $82,539,354 coming into the university as a result of primate experimentation. The Delta center at Tulane comes in second, receiving $41,129,021. Yerkes comes in third receiving $33,940,932. Amounts for the other labs are: Harvard $27,050,262, U.C. Davis $27,162,490, Oregon Health Sciences $25,968,017, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research $19,170,198 and the University of Wisconsin comes in last with $17,439,587. However, at last report the University of Wisconsin was building more laboratory space, ostensibly to house more primates – and to justify requests for more funding.
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