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Primates' use in research comes under fire in a report by animal rights activists

San Jose Mercury News
Posted on Wed, Oct. 19, 2005

Animal rights activists released a report on Tuesday critical of the use of primates in research at Stanford University and other campuses, urging closer oversight by officials to prevent unnecessary and duplicate experimentation.

The Ohio-based group Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN), working with the Stanford student group Animal Rights on the Farm, targeted work by Stanford neurobiologist William Newsome, who uses rhesus monkeys to study brain function.

The activists are particularly critical of the use of head-restraint devices and surgeries on monkeys in research that studies perception.

Stanford defends the research, saying scientists only use animals when absolutely necessary and work to minimize their suffering. According to a statement from the Stanford University Medical Center's committee on ethics, ``We support the conduct of biomedical research in order to help us understand the world in which we live and to apply this knowledge to the benefit of humans and animals.''

The report, entitled "The Primate Experimentation Scandal, 2005,'' also decries experiments at the University of California-San Francisco, the University of California-Davis and several other leading universities.

``If all we did was to eliminate duplication of work, we would save millions of dollars and thousands of animals' lives,'' said Michael Budkie of SAEN.

-- Lisa M. Krieger


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