World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week

World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week is the week that surrounds April 24th every year - It's a national week of protests, media events, etc. at laboratories to stop testing and research on animals

Fact Sheets

Primate Experimentation in the United States:
Yale University

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Cruelty and Waste on a National Scale

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 over 120,000 of our closest relatives suffering and dying in laboratories during the last two years.

Repetition is rampant among NIH-funded projects. Currently 170 National Institutes of Health projects study neural information processing in macaque monkeys. 75 grants fund examinations of cocaine in primates. 70 experiments examine vision in macaque monkeys. These experiments continue for decades wasting millions of tax dollars and victimizing primates for an entire lifetime.

Animal Abuse in Yale Laboratories

Hundreds of primates are imprisoned within the laboratories of Yale University every year. USDA reports reveal the depravities practiced on intelligent macaque monkeys at Yale. During one recent year 22 primates at Yale were purposely deprived of water and 65 were purposely deprived of food. Experiments at Yale subject primates to highly invasive brain-mapping studies. Other Yale projects force monkeys to ingest addictive drugs like cocaine and PCP.

Charles Bruce is has been experimenting on primates at Yale since at least 1983. In that time he has squandered an estimated $3.4 million federal tax dollars. During these experiments recording cylinders are attached to the skulls of primates, electrodes are fed into their brains, and they are confined to restraint chairs.

Serious discrepancies exist in documents filed by Yale officials. A recent Yale report listed a total of 103 primates. However, a USDA inspection report for the same period disclosed a Yale inventory that included 205 primates.

What you can do to help:

1. To get involved in Connecticut contact:

Connecticut Vegan Way
800-691-9775 860-582-9208

2. Read, copy, and distribute this factsheet.

3. Write to Yale University to protest this abusive research:

Richard C. Levin,
Office of the President
Yale University
P.O. Box 208229
New Haven, CT 06520-8229

4. 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

Senator ____________________
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

5. 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! (SAEN)
PMB 280, 1081 B Street, Route 28, Milford, OH 45150, 513-575-5517

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