Puerto Rico Ships Monkey to.Baghdad?

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Puerto Rico is using it as a dumping ground for "nuisance" monkeys. Puerto Rico is eager to rid itself of the estimated 2,000 patas and rhesus monkeys that have taken a toll on wildlife and agriculture in the Lajas Valley since escaping from nearby research centers 30 years ago. "We We will give them all the monkeys they want," said Sgt. Unlike rhesus monkeys, patas are not considered desirable for research, and there has been little demand for either from zoos — until now.

Now We Have Glow-in-the-Dark Monkeys!

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Viral DNA was used to introduce a gene for a green fluorescent protein into monkeys, creating a new line of "glow-in-the-dark" transgenic primates for drug research work. The ethical questions are obvious. Tags: genetics animal experimentation animal research monkeys Oh yay.

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Dane County Debates Wisconsin Animal Research

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Twenty county board supervisors have sent a letter to UW-Madison's Chancellor Biddy Martin, asking her to get directly involved in the ethics of monkey experimentation. WISC-TV has learned that a public debate on the ethics of monkey research will be held on campus in March, keeping alive a touchy campus debate that's been brewing for years.

Pam Anderson Urges End to India's Animal Testing

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Former Baywatch star and model Pamela Anderson has accused one of India's most prestigious research centres of animal cruelty, urging it to retire decades-old test monkeys and adopt humane practices. It broke my heart to see the suffering that is documented in the enclosed video", wrote Anderson, in a letter sent on behalf of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). I don't always know how I personally feel about Pamela Anderson, but I can't argue with her (non-acting) work.

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Ghoulish Primate Experiment in South Africa

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Johannesburg - A Bloemfontein man received a criminal record on Friday for a "backyard experiment" on a pregnant monkey, the NSPCA said. The NSPCA in November 2008 charged Jordaan for his "merciless treatment" of a heavily pregnant vervet monkey. She said the monkey's infant was removed by Caesarean section on October 31. This paralysed the monkey from the waist down and made her incontinent. Warning! This is just horrible and sick, sick, sick.

On Teaching Children

Animal Person

Are the kids cooking monkey, cat, dog, alligator or turtle? How about an ethical adventure ? If you're going to call something an anthropological adventure, it would make sense to teach the kids about the other animals humans eat and give the kids the opportunity to prepare and eat dog, cat and monkey, no? Tags: Activism Current Affairs Ethics

Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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There's a vague sense that perhaps he cares about the dogs or thinks that what he does to them might present an ethical dilemma, but the overwhelming feeling is that it's all worth it. Part V: Me and My Monkey. He talks about "My research monkey," Clayton, and what he did to Clayton, and writes as if Clayton didn't mind at all. Yep, he's still going strong," my former mentor said when I returned from the monkey room.

Moral Vegetarianism, Part 5 of 13

Animal Ethics

The Argument from Monkeys According to Gerald Carson, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a well-known advocate of vegetarianism and inventor of some eighty ready-to-eat breakfast foods, used to persuade people to adopt vegetarianism in the following way: Dr. Kellogg, a superb publicist, kept a morose chimpanzee, which he used for a stunt. Kellog [sic] drew the conclusion “Eat what the monkey eats—our nearest relative.”