Primate Experimentation in the United States The National Death Toll
Primate Experimentation in the United States
The National Death Toll
In Garrett Alexander’s experiments at Emory University restraining bars are attached to the heads of macaque monkeys with steel screws. Holes are cut into the skull and recording chambers are placed over the opening. Electrodes are advanced through the chamber into the brain. Coils are also implanted near the left eye. Electrodes are also implanted in the muscles of the primate.
The monkey is confined to a restraint chair and forced to perform behavioral tasks for juice rewards. In these experiments the monkeys are denied access to water, except during the experiment itself.
When the experiment is concluded the unfortunate primates die horribly. They are anesthetized, and then injected with chemicals similar to formaldehyde, essentially embalming them while still alive. Garrett has been torturing primates in this way at Emory for over a decade, and his current project is funded through 2003 at $195,000 per year.
Other experiments at Emory subject primates to confinement in restraint chairs and addictive drugs like cocaine and morphine. This type of experimentation at Emory wastes over $600,000 a year.
Recent USDA reports have exposed terrible conditions at Emory. Expired drugs are routinely used. Cages are not adequately cleaned, and primates are improperly housed. In some instances the monkeys have begun to exhibit stereotypical behavior, a sign of severe stress, if not madness.
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