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"Exposing the truth to wipe
out animal experimentation"
The Primate Experimentation Scandal, 2005: An Investigative Report
By Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director,
University of California, Davis/California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC)
Rather than discuss the nature of these experiments directly, we have
taken the step of simply posting 175 of UC Davisís primate research
protocols full text on our website at:
http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/ca/res-fr-ca-ucd-p.html . We believe
very strongly that the general public should be allowed to read these
documents and decide for themselves the true reality of animal
experimentation. Upon reading these protocols they will find water
deprivation, restraint chair confinement, the bolting of devices to
primates skulls, and other highly invasive practices.
To illustrate the degree to which these practices are used in some
areas of experimentation projects in the area of neuroscience at CNPRC.
18 studies fit into this category. Of these 18 studies 14 involved
multiple surgeries (for things like the placement of electrodes into the
brain, screws into the skull, etc.), 8 involved food or water
deprivations, 7 involved the use of primate restraint chairs, 10
involved behavior modification, and 1 used chemical paralysis. It is
very obvious that these experiments are highly invasive and potentially
painful for the animals involved in these procedures.
These procedures are worthy of note because they are an integral part
of neural processing projects, which is currently funded in 158 projects
in macaque monkeys in U.S. labs. These procedures are obviously VERY
common in U.S. labs. Another 24 projects in this area are funded in
marmosets, squirrel monkeys and aotus monkeys. Our total for this area
becomes 182 projects, only within the NIH.
If we generalize the statistics from the CNPRC to this 182 projects,
then 81 of these projects involve food or water deprivations, 142
involve multiple surgeries, 71 use primate restraint chairs, 101 involve
behavior modification, and 10 use chemical paralysis.
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