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"Exposing the truth to wipe
out animal experimentation"
From Spring 2009 Issue
Primate Torture Continues at Johns Hopkins University
Animal Exploitation NOW! has recently obtained federal reports which
reveal 17 pages of Animal Welfare Act (AWA) violations in less than two
years at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The inspection reports obtained
from the USDA reveal that JHU has been charged with dozens of AWA
violations including inadequate veterinary care, unqualified personnel,
inadequate housing, etc.
Internal university records reveal that JHU researchers are abusing
rhesus monkeys in unnecessary and duplicative experiments. The two JHU
researchers involved are Charles Connor and Ernst Niebur. Johns Hopkins
rakes in over $3.3 million every five years for the Connor and Niebur
grants combined. These research protocols are posted on the SAEN website
in the Government Grants Promoting Cruelty to Animals section.
The protocols filed by Connor and Niebur involve the bolting of metal
restraining bars and recording cylinders to the heads of primates, along
with the implantation of wire coils near the eyes. After this procedure,
the primates are then confined in plexiglas restraint chairs for hours
at a time. The rhesus monkeys are also deprived of water to coerce them
to participate in the experiment while awake – with electrodes inserted
into the brain.
“The experiments at JHU are so similar to each other and to projects at
other labs that it is difficult to tell them apart,” said Michael A.
Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director, SAEN. “These experiments are not
only terribly cruel but are also extremely redundant. Why are we paying
for the same experiments to be done over and over again at a cost of
hundreds of thousands of dollars each?”.
Please contact Johns Hopkins to demand an end to
cruel and redundant experiments:
William R. Brody, President
Office of the President, 242 Garland Hall
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 516-8068 (410) 516-6097 (fax)
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