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"Exposing the truth to wipe
out animal experimentation"
Inside the Laboratories of UC Davis: The Truth About Primate Experimentation
By Michael A. Budkie,
A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN
University of California, Davis / California Primate Research Center
The University of California, Davis/California Primate
Research Center is one of the largest primate research facilities in the
United States. According to the website for the primate center
the center houses/experiments on approximately 4000
primates per year.
The report filed with the United States Department of
Agriculture/Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service lists the use of
4661 primates during the 2001 reporting year. Documentation filed with
the National Institutes of Health (funding agency for the primate
center) by the Primate Center indicate total primates passing through
the facility to be roughly 4100 for the 2002 – 2003 reporting year.
During this same reporting year the Primate Center brought $81.1 million
to the University of California through experimentation.
Researchers affiliated with the Primate Center/UC
Davis perform experiments in many areas including virology,
reproduction, neurobiology, drug addiction, etc. It would be beyond the
scope of this report to examine all research at the facility. This
report will examine experimentation in the area of neurobiology.
Reports filed by UC Davis with the USDA for the 2000
and 2001 reporting years list the use of 4987 (2000) and 4661 (2001)
primates in experimentation. For a two year period 9648 primates were
used in experimentation. However, according to UC Davis none of these
animals experienced any pain or distress.
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