Primate Liberation Week
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!
"Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation"
Events and Campaigns
Where will YOU be October 11 - 19, 2014?
Primate Liberation Week 2014
**** PLAN your EVENTS NOW ****
October 11th - 19th, 2014
This year SAEN
- Stop Animal Exploitation Now is teaming up with The
Bunny Alliance and Gateway
to Hell to coordinate Primate Liberation Week events to target not
only labs that experiment on primates, but also Delta Air Lines
(partner of Air France/KLM) and ABX Air (part of the Air Transport
Services Group) -- the last remaining airlines involved in
transporting primates and other animals to labs.
1) PICK A TARGET FOR YOUR EVENT:
CLICK HERE to Register an Event at a Lab or Airport in Your Area
CLICK HERE to Find an Event in Your Area
THE PRIMATE DILEMMA
More than 64,000 primates are experimented on annually in the United States and thousands more worldwide! Many thousands of primates are also imprisoned in labs for breeding and conditioning. SAEN estimates that U.S. labs and animal dealers combine to imprison approximately 150,000 primates! If we take into account all primates internationally, the numbers are staggering.
Many of these primates experience horrible conditions. Government documentation has revealed primates dying of dehydration, starvation, hypothermia, strangulation, heat stress, being boiled alive in cage washers, wasting diseases, hepatitis, encephalitis, and many other severe illnesses.
The experiments to which these intelligent animals are subjected are extremely cruel. Many primates are confined to restraint chairs for HOURS. Others suffer through the throes of withdrawal from addictive drugs. Devices are often actually BOLTED to the SKULLS of primates using steel screws. Infants are ripped away from their mothers and driven INSANE. This list of cruelties only scratches the surface.
These intelligent, social animals often suffer terribly from isolation. Approximately 35% of the animals housed in labs undergo some level of social isolation. Solitary housing has been shown to cause psychologically aberrant behavior in primates within laboratories. In fact, as many as 10% of isolated primates engage in self-injurious behavior, biting and tearing at their own flesh, though further information indicates that these actual numbers may be very low.
It is crucial that all of us work together to educate the public about the horrors of primate experimentation!
Remember: The primates who are suffering in laboratories as you read this are depending on us to work together to fight for their freedom. We must exercise our rights (free speech, freedom of assembly, etc.) so that we can fight for the recognition of their rights. They have no voice but ours. They have no protection, no hope, unless you act. For every activist that does nothing, more primates suffer and die.
The decision is yours. You have the choice to do nothing, but your decision has consequences for the primates. Your inaction condemns primates to suffering and death. Your hard work can bring their freedom closer.
Read about the lives of laboratory primates:
- A Throng of Lost Souls
- Glimpses provides an insight into the everyday existence of primates within the New Iberia lab in Louisiana
- His Name Is Ford
- Life in a Box describes the existence of rhesus monkeys at the University of Michigan
- Tear At The Jacket
- The Life and Death of RQ5977 reveals the horrible reality endured by a primate who was shipped from Covance to the University of California, San Francisco
- The Reality of Primate Experimentation in the United States: Lies, Greed, and Insanity
- The Pain of Animal Experimentation discusses life for primates inside the laboratories of the University of Minnesota
- They Are Only Numbers reveals the violence that primates experience within the laboratories of the University of California, Davis
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