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Inside the Laboratories of UC Davis: The Truth About Primate Experimentation
By Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN
513-575-5517 saen@saenonline.org  

Conclusion

It is clear from the information presented in this report that all is not well within the laboratories of the University of California, Davis/California Primate Research Center. Based upon the primate health care records examined for this report it is clear that the monkeys within these labs are afflicted with serious pathological conditions which cause them substantial suffering. Apparently 1/3 of the monkeys who die at this facility are allowed to reach such an advanced state of disease that the laboratory’s own staff refers to them as suffering from inanition and dehydration.

The experiments in which the primates at this facility are used are no less serious for them. Typical experiments deprive them of water, confine them to restraint chairs, and bolt devices to their skulls. Other protocols subject these animals to induced stress, brain lesions, seriously infectious diseases, etc.

Yet throughout all of these situations the staff of UC Davis have maintained in legally required reports that none of the 9648 animals who were subjected to experimentation during the 2000 – 2001 reporting years experienced any pain or distress. The only possible conclusion which can be drawn from this information is that officials at UC Davis have deliberately misled the public and have filed false and misleading reports with the United States Department of Agriculture.

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