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Scientists Criticize Vanderbilt Primate Research As Unethical

MetroSource News
06/12/2008 06:22:03
TN - Vandy Research

(Nashville, TN) -- Three highly-respected scientists say primate research at Vanderbilt University is unethical and distressful to research subjects.

Researchers there routinely deprive rhesus monkeys of water, confine them to restraint chairs and bolt devices to their skulls, according to watchdog organizations.

Veterinarian Dr. Bruce Max Feldman with the University of California-Berkeley says using restraint chairs on primates is one of the most stressful things that can be done to the animals.

Tufts University Animal Behavior Clinic Director Dr. Nicholas Dodman adds that
withholding water for up to 22 hours a day for five days a week to motivate
monkeys is unconscionable.

Cincinnati-based watchdog group "Stop Animal Exploitation Now" Executive Director Michael Budkie says his group has demanded meetings with Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos and requested a tour of the school's animal research laboratories.

See also : Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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