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The Primate Experimentation Scandal, 2005: An Investigative Report
By Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN

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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