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"Exposing the truth to wipe
out animal experimentation"
Primate Experimentation in the United StatesStanford and the University
of California, Davis
(Click here for
8-1/2 X 11 fact sheet PDF)
The National Death Toll
Primate experimentation in the United
States is out of control. In the last ten years the number of
primate experiments funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
has increased by 76%. Statistics based on data published by the
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveal that primate
experimentation in the U.S. has reached an all time high with 60,000 of
our closest relatives suffering & dying in laboratory experiments every
Repetition is rampant among NIH-funded projects.
There are currently 170 NIH projects that study neural information
processing in macaque monkeys. These useless experiments waste over
$49.5 million in federal tax dollars every year. Many of these projects
continue on for decades wasting millions of tax dollars each and
victimizing primates for an entire lifetime.
The University of California, Davis
In Dr. Kenneth Britten’s project at University
of California, Davis (UCD) restraining devices are bolted to the heads
of rhesus monkeys. Coils are implanted into their eyes, and electrodes
are placed into their brains. They are isolated in restraint chairs for
hours at a time. Dr Britten’s grant brings over $220,000 to the
University of California, Davis every year.
Primates at UCD are dying from many diseases
including: meningitis, hepatitis, enteritis, pneumonia, and bacteremia.
Many animals are allowed to reach extreme conditions of emaciation and
dehydration. Gangrene has even occurred.
William Newsome has experimented on
macaque monkeys at Stanford University since 1985. In experiments that
closely resemble the Britten project listed above, restraining bars are
implanted into the heads of macaque monkeys. The monkey also is also
implanted with eye coils and confined to a restraint chair. Recording
cylinders are attached to the primate’s skull to allow electrodes to be
fed into the brain. Newsome’s project brings over $135,000 to Stanford
Other researchers at Stanford perform similar
experiments on macaque monkeys. Jennifer Raymond receives over $290,000
for her monkey experiments and Daniel Salzman receives over $160,000.
These experiments demonstrate the redundancy and duplication that is
common among National Institutes of Health projects.
What you can do to help:
1. Read, copy, and distribute this fact sheet.
2. Write to your federal legislators to request a General
Accounting Office (GAO) investigation of National Institutes of Health (NIH)
funded primate experimentation
The Honorable ____________
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515
Washington, D.C. 20510
3. Send as large a tax-deductible donation as you can afford to
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN) to support this campaign.
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! PMB 280, 1081-B St. Rt. 28, Milford, Ohio
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