National Primate Liberation Week (NPLW) is an annual
event launched by Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! in 2002 to focus
national attention on the plight of primates within laboratories. Every
year over 60,000 primates are experimented on in U.S. laboratories, with
another 40,000 imprisoned for use in breeding programs which provide
primates for experimentation.
Primates are used in many kinds of horrific
experiments. Rhesus monkeys, squirrel monkeys, and baboons are the most
common victims of experimentation. These and other species are routinely
subjected to protocols which confine them to restraint chairs for
extended periods (up to 104 consecutive hours), food and/or water
deprivation, drug addiction and withdrawal, electric shock, ionizing
radiation, extreme centrifugal forces, etc.
During NPLW 2002 media events took place in eleven
cities spread throughout nine states. For 2003 our goal is to more than
double that amount. We are working towards news conferences, protests,
and media events in 25 cities.
National Primate Liberation Week will take place
October 25th – November 2nd (dates tentative).
Please help fight for the chimpanzees, rhesus monkeys, spider monkeys,
marmosets, lemurs, squirrel monkeys, owl monkeys, and all the other
innocent primates confined in laboratories. Help us end their abuse!
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