Monkeys shaved, tattooed, imprisoned, and experimented on

How do you get away with murder? You do it in a laboratory and call it “medical research”.

Each year, thousands of monkeys are poisoned, cut open, and tormented in British laboratories – including at the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) in the Netherlands, one of the largest primate-torturing facilities in Europe.Locked in rows of cold, barren steel cages with no opportunity to have a life and no chance ever to climb a tree, forage, or play with their family and friends, these intelligent animals live in constant fear. They may be injected repeatedly with chemical compounds, intentionally exposed to pathogens, or used in terrifying and invasive procedures – while they’re conscious – before they are ultimately deemed “useless”, killed, and dissected. Sometimes, this is done in full view of their companions.Living, feeling beings should never suffer this way. Please seize this special chance to help get animals out of laboratories: support the “Stop Animal Testing” challenge right now.Your donation will be matched, pushing us closer to our goal of raising £250,000 by our 31 October campaign deadline.
Macaques and other monkeys don’t queue up voluntarily to be pulled from their forest homes, shoved into wooden crates for frightening journeys in air cargo holds, and shipped off to laboratories – where they’re cut up, thrown around, and treated as mere test tubes. It’s no wonder that an estimated 90% of monkeys in laboratories exhibit severe stress-related behaviour – rocking pitifully back and forth, spinning, and trembling in terror when experimenters enter the room. Experimenting on monkeys isn’t just hideously cruel – it’s also wasteful and unreliable. Key biological differences exist between humans and other primates, and there are problems with applying findings in monkeys to humans in research areas as diverse as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, strokes, and HIV.But even though modern, accurate, humane research methods and training tools are already at their fingertips, experimenters around the world are still tormenting animals as if it were the Dark Ages.Please donate to PETA’s “Stop Animal Testing” challenge today and double your impact on our work to end all types of animal tests.Stopping the horror for our fellow primates will take much more than bigger cages or more careful monitoring of experimenters. It will take the support of kind people such as you who share our determination to keep monkeys out of experimenters’ clutches and to replace all experiments on animals with innovative, human-relevant non-animal methods.Donate NowWe can do that – we are doing that: campaigns by PETA and our affiliates have already pushed every major airline except Air France to stop carrying monkeys bound for laboratories, and PETA has pushed the Dutch government to pledge to slash the number of monkeys it abuses at the taxpayer-funded BPRC. But we must do a lot more to end the misery that countless animals are facing right now.
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