University of Florida Must Relinguish Primate Records

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An Alachua County Circuit Court judge has ordered the University of Florida to provide an animal rights activist with records on primates involved in research. university of florida animal research primates medical researchThis is good news, at least in my opinion. Full article in the Gainesville Sun. Camille Marino of Wildwood, who founded the group Negotiation is Over, received the records last week.

Harvard Medical School Facility Accused of Improper Research Reporting

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An Ohio-based animal rights organization has filed a complaint against Harvard Medical School, alleging that the school's New England Primate Research Center in Southborough did not properly report its experiments on animals. Two Harvard research projects allow primates to experience unrelieved pain - one subjects them to electric shock and one purposely stresses animals who have already been diagnosed with self-injurious behavior, according to the complaint to the U.S.

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Southwest Primate Center "Celebrates" 10 Years

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Without giving away the name so we don't get sued, we modeled the diet after a fast-food value meal,” Comuzzie said Thursday at a 10th birthday celebration for the Southwest National Primate Research Center, which maintains the foundation's massive colony of baboons, monkeys and chimps. And let's not forget the required sanctimonious quote from an animal researcher “Our primates are essential partners in medical progress, as are mice, rats, guinea pigs and opossums.

It's Tough to Report about OHSU's Primate Lab

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I wish the Seattle weeklies would at least try to cover the University of Washington's Primate Center. Tags: university research animal experimentation animal research primates medical research Sounds like there can be a whole lot of drama surrounding the Willamette Week's attempts to report about this place. Here's an example.

Unacceptable Trade in Primate Research Animals

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Last Monkey Recaptured by Primate Center

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The last of nine monkeys that escaped from the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro was found at 2 p.m. The last monkey was found on the primate center campus. Tags: animal experimentation primates medical research oregon I don't know how I feel about this. These are not subject monkeys, but they are part of the breeding colony. Breeding for what?

University of Louisiana Plays Defense on Primate Research

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European Union Screws Apes Used in Medical Research

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Here are the results of the EU flirtation with restricting research on primates. The Commission had also proposed scaling back experiments on the 12,000 primates used each year, so they could only be used if the survival of their species was at stake or during an unexpected outbreak of life-threatening disease in humans. They also called for a feasibility study before agreeing to a ban on capturing wild primates to use in laboratories.

USDA Issues Warning Letter to Oregon National Primate Research Center

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In December, the United States Department of Agriculture issued a warning letter to the primate center for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which regulates treatment of many commercial animals from pet kittens to laboratory guinea pigs. Tags: medical research PETA animal welfare us PETA has filed complaints about this place for years, but it's the first warning they've actually generated.

Almagordo Chimp Story Hits the New York Times

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These aging chimps deserve to retire permanently and NOT be subjected to more medical research. Tags: chimpanzees primates National Institutes of Health medical research new mexico Here's hoping this poignant story will stir more public outrage and pressure on the NIH.

Bob Barker Funds Space for HIV-Infected Chimps

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louisiana chimpanzees Bob Barker chimp haven animal sanctuary primates medical researchAs I've often said, Bob Barker is a good man. From The Washington Post. Retired game-show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is opening a new area for five HIV-infected chimpanzees at a sanctuary in northwestern Louisiana. The former host of “The Price Is Right” donated $380,000 to create space at the Chimp Haven near Shreveport.

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Profile of "Pro-Test"

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Here's a scathing overview in Primate Freedom of the new organization "Pro-Test," an organization of animal researchers who want to advocate for their work. Tags: animal research medical ethics medical research Long and impressive expose.

Rumors Circulate over Cancellation of Anthrax Project

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Jane Goodall Quote on New Iberia Research Center

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The screaming I heard when chimpanzees were being forced to move toward the dreaded needle in the squeeze cages was, for me, absolutely horrifying.” - Dr. Jane Goodall responding to the Nightline special detailing the mistreatment of hundreds of chimpanzees and other primates at New Iberia Research Center. Tags: chimpanzees new iberia research center primates medical research “But in no lab that I have visited have I seen so many chimpanzees exhibit such intense fear.

Malaysian Firm to Establish New Animal Testing Facility

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Anti-Research Advocacy in Madison

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Madison is a key battleground because it is one of only 8 cities with primate centers in the country. Tags: animal research medical research university of madison-wisconsin Interesting article on anti-animal research advocacy in Madison, WI.

AVMA Reveals Itself As Apologist for Animal Research

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It should be no surprise that the American Veterinary Medical Association is an apologist. Here's the organization's defense of its primate veterinarian members. Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates avma They have paying members that are part of the animal research industry itself. Cleverly, they also emphasize how many "animals" are saved by animal research. Wouldn't Fluffy die without all the benefits of animal testing?

Two Blogs, Two Views on Experimenting on Chimps

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This blogger, Earle Holland at Oregon State University, doesn't seem to believe the allegations coming out about the New Iberia Primate Center in Louisiana. Tags: chimpanzees medical research animal welfare He is the assistant vice president for research communications in the Office of University Relations. Here's his post about it.

Two Examples of Mice Experiments - Valid or Not?

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I came across these stories about two different medical experiments using mice. Plus, are mice comparable to kids (although I would prefer mice subjects to primates who are so much more sensitive)? Tags: animal experimentation medical ethics mice medical research In this experiment, scientists tested whether lighting can cause depression. They used different lighting situations to see how they affect mice moods. One of the conclusions?

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Pam Anderson Urges End to India's Animal Testing

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Deka, director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after watching a video allegedly exposing animal cruelty at the New Delhi centre. "It India animal research pamela anderson primates PETAI don't always know how I personally feel about Pamela Anderson, but I can't argue with her (non-acting) work. Her letter to the Indian research facility is pretty distressing. Sounds like she watched a harsh video. For the full story, g o here to the Vancouver Sun.

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Uncovered Reports Show Three Research Labs Fined for Violations

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2) Charles River Laboratories, Sparks and Reno, NV: Two primates undergoing surgical procedures were handled improperly. The USDA also entered an out-of-court $10,000 financial settlement with Charles River for a May, 2008 when too-hot temperatures led to the deaths of 32 primates. Tags: university research animal research welfare violations medical research animal laboratories Here's the Honor Roll from Fox News. These entities were all cited for violations by the USDA.

Animal Researchers Promote Sob Stories

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I almost quit a book club a year ago because one of the members is a proponent of medical research. I posted on this blog about quitting because of the New Iberia scandal in Louisiana in which the Humane Society found primates being abused. All of this BS by medical researchers must be challenged. Tags: animal abuse animal enterprise terrorism act medical research I don't support animal research and I have no sympathy for animal researchers.

New Mexico Governor Opposes Chimp Transfer

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Bill Richardson is asking to tour a former medical research lab in southern New Mexico that houses more than 200 chimpanzees. The contract expires next year and Richardson opposes a plan by the agency to transfer the chimps from the Alamogordo Primate Facility, where they are no longer used for medical testing. The animals can be used again for medical experiments if transferred to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, Texas.

A Trip to an Animal Lab

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They did not experiment on primates (I asked!), This adorable poster that draws you in to the sweet faces of these animals basically proclaims that it is a good thing to use their bodies for medical research, which almost always leads to pain and death. Tags: animal experimentation mice Guinea Pigs medical research biotech Well, kind of. It wasn't a full-fledged tour, but disturbing nonetheless. I can't really talk about what I do except that I work in government.

Millions of Animals Used in EU Experiments

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The European Parliament approves of the ban on testing on large primates (chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans), which are threatened with extinction, except in experiments aimed at conservation of these endangered species. Tags: animal experimentation europe animal research medical research Awful. From the Epoch Times. Around 12 million animals are used each year in the European Union (EU) for research purposes.

Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets

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I had never heard of the use of ferrets in medical research though. A national physicians group has filed a federal complaint against the University of Washington, saying its use of ferrets to train medical residents in emergency procedures on babies and children violates a federal animal-welfare law. In 2008, it had to return $20,000 in federal research grant money after a finding that it had allowed unauthorized surgeries on primates.

University of Utah Cited by Dept. of Agriculture

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A kitten died from dehydration as a result of too much medication, individual primates were neglected for days at a time, mice and Guinea pig cages were found to be overcrowded, and calves may have been exposed to painful situations for too long, but University of Utah officials maintain that none of the most recent animal-testing violations, released Wednesday by the United States Department of Agriculture, were intentional.

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SRI Denies Access to the Humane Society

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received a very minor injury to the finger, was treated onsite by emergency response personnel and then at a local medical facility," SRI said in a statement released Monday. Tags: animal research humane society primates If the incident is insignificant, then why deny access? From the San Jose Mercury News. A Menlo Park research facility Monday refused to allow a humane society representative to check up on a monkey that bit a female lab worker the day before.

When You Have to Make a Choice About Your Beliefs

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I've decided to quit my book club, which I dearly love, because of a member who works in medical research and supports animal experimentation. This is a link to a recent scandal at a primate center in Louisiana. I understand the realities of medical research, and I have recently audited companies in which non-human primate studies are a "cost of goods sold," but the lack of interest in pursuing an alternative and the coldness of her reasoning makes me sick to my stomach.

Travis the Chimp is the Victim

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His owner, crazy Sandra Herrold , should be prosecuted and made to pay medical costs for the victim. The bizarre incident in April 2001 began when the trio of apes broke out of Mike and Connie Casey's compound, the Missouri Primate Foundation. There has been so much said about Travis the chimp this week. It's 1) a gory story with 2) the bizarre tie-in to the New York Post's inexplicable use of Travis' image in a cartoon about the stimulus package. What were they thinking?)

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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She supports medical research on animals. This woman, who I now mentally call "THE VIVISECTOR," defended medical research. She said that there were guidelines on how to treat animals and that, in medical ethics, they are considered "sacrifices." I went to someone's house and found out that a friend of theirs works for the University of Washington Primate Center, a horrific place with a TERRIBLE reputation for treatment of animal subjects.

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Why I Question Animal Testing 2.2

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I particularly question the use of chimpanzees in medical research. I recently was escorted through a large primate research laboratory by its director. From what I recall, chimpanzees share at least 95 percent of human DNA, although the number that floats around the most is 98.6 percent. The following is from The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan.

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