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Forty Years of Fraud:
The Regional Primate Research Center System
An Investigative Report

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.

Vital Statistics this section:

Annual National Institutes of Health Funding for Primate Centers: $245,378,191
Annual Funding for Primate Centers (other sources): $29,821,670
Total Annual Funding for Primate Centers: $275,199,861

Annual Primate Center Funding by Facility:

U of Washington, Seattle $82,539,354
Tulane / Delta $41,129,021
Emory / Yerkes $33,940,932
Harvard / New England $27,050,262
U. C. Davis $27,162,490
Oregon Health Sciences University $25,968,017
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research $19,170,198
University of Wisconsin, Madison $17,439,587

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