Tell NIH to Stop Tormenting Infant Monkeys
Action Alert from


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
January 2015

[Read GOOD NEWS UPDATE, December 2015: NIH Ending Baby Monkey Torture!]


maternal deprivation infantsHealth conducts and funds cruel and archaic maternal deprivation experiments in which infant monkeys are intentionally bred to suffer from mental illnesses, taken from their mothers at birth, and then subjected to terrifying and often painful experiments to exacerbate their symptoms of mental illness and test the severity of their psychological trauma.

These inhumane and contrived experiments have little relevance to human mental health, and researchers around the country are conducting sophisticated studies with human volunteers that can better answer questions about the impact of early life adversity on brain and behavioral development. I urge you to end these experiments and direct NIH's funds toward modern, human-relevant research projects.

Please speak up for these infant monkeys and demand that NIH stop rehashing cruel and irrelevant experiments that were not acceptable 60 years ago and are not acceptable today.

Sign an online petition here.


For more information, read Psychological Torture Experiments at NIH Must Stop and for articles and alerts visit Maternal Deprivation Experiments.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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