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Tags: primate/human similarities animal research monkeys Another commonality between the two species , this one found by the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute.

Monkeys Beat Cruel Trainer in China

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Tags: animal abuse animal cruelty china monkeys If only they could have escaped to a better life.

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Monkeys Work as Waiters in Japan

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Restaurants are always hit hard during economic downturns, but one restaurant in Japan has a novel approach to cutting costs: replace the wait staff with monkeys. The monkeys only work two hours a day, but bring in tourists from around the globe. Tags: Stupid Japan monkeys Oh brother. They've even been deemed sanitary, so long as they wear their miniature uniforms.

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NatGeo WILD: Rebel Monkeys

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Rebel Monkeys ! But for a gang of monkeys making their home at the Galta Temple in the Indian city of Jaipur, it’s an easy life — lounge by the sacred pool, groom your friends and accept handouts from worshippers paying respect to the Hindu Monkey God Hanuman.

Monkey Rescued in India

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A monkey was rescued from a factory in India where it was being held in captivity. Poor monkey! Tags: India animal cruelty macaque zoochosis It's an adult male macaque suffering from zoochosis. It's the first time I've ever heard the term. According to the article, "Zoochosis is a term used by animal rights activists in reference to the degrading effect of zoos on animals that have been kept in captivity over a long period of time.

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Monkeys Stolen from UK Wildlife Park

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I can't imagine the trauma the older monkey is going through. Thieves have stolen two monkeys from an enclosure at a wildlife park, police said today. The female squirrel monkeys were snatched after raiders broke into the Cotswold Wildlife Park, near Burford, Oxfordshire, last night. The stolen monkeys were called Stripe, who in her 20s was the oldest in the group at the park, and Deana, who was in her teens. Tags: wildlife crime monkeys

Gross Monkey Experiment

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testing a vaginal gel on monkeys. Tags: animal research macaque Now this is pretty gross. I understand it's for HIV prevention, but still. Disturbing. The gel was applied vaginally to three pigtailed macaques twice a week for seven weeks. Thirty minutes after each gel application, the animals were exposed to SHIV, for a total of 14 "challenges." A fourth animal received a placebo gel in the same manner.

Mexican Male Caught Smuggling Titi Monkeys

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Caught at the airport in Mexico City, he had 18 of these monkeys and two of them were dead. Tags: wildlife smuggling mexico primates endangered species

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. Tags: genetics animal experimentation animal research monkeys Oh yay.

Stupid TLC Show Called "My Monkey Baby"

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It's a TLC show about humans that adopt monkeys and treat them as their children. Monkey business is big business in the United States, where some people pay up to $5,000 to adopt a monkey of their own, often a capuchin monkey, which can grow up to 22 inches and 9 pounds. There are hundreds of videos on the Internet of proud parents enjoying their monkeys, and an estimated 15,000 monkeys live with humans as pets or surrogate children in the United States.

Last Monkey Recaptured by Primate Center

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These are not subject monkeys, but they are part of the breeding colony. The last of nine monkeys that escaped from the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro was found at 2 p.m. Nine Japanese macaque monkeys got loose Friday after their keeper left the cage unlocked and they figured out how to open the door. The last monkey was found on the primate center campus. Hillsboro police helped find the final monkey. I don't know how I feel about this.

NASA May End Monkey Radiation Experiments

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Tags: animal research primates NASA Not sure yet, but it could happen per this action alert from Physicians for Responsible Medicine.

NASA Funds Radiation Experiments on Monkeys

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In Bergman's study, according to Discovery News, 18 to 28 squirrel monkeys would be subjected to radiation and periodically tested to gauge how exposure affects performance in a variety of learned tasks. Tags: animal experimentation NASA Another animal experiment I would not support as a US taxpayer. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine are calling attention to it.

Benicio del Toro Writes Letter Opposing Monkey Breeding Facility in Puerto Rico

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Actor Benicio del Toro has written a letter to the governor of Puerto Rico opposing a new monkey breeding facility. The Puerto Rican actor has penned a letter to the governor of Puerto Rico urging him to halt the construction plans for Bioculture's massive monkey-breeding facility. Tags: animal experimentation

Animal Testing Center to Open in Malaysia

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Disturbing picture of monkey being injected. Tags: animal research malaysia Caution on this story.

Is Medical Research on Animals REALLY the Only Way?

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The article discusses how scientists are infecting monkeys with a surrogate HIV virus that does not even lead to AIDS, begging the question of why infect them in first place if there's no real simulation of what happens in humans? Tags: animal experimentation medical research monkeys I responded to a post on animalblog that cited a recent article in the journal "Proceedings" of the National Academy of Sciences.

Care2 Vote For America's Best Animal Shelter

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Go vote for Best Friends my little winged monkeys! Tags: Best Friends Or not, but vote for someone so they can win $10,000.

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. Tags: animal research primates university of madison-wisconsin

Protest To Stop Pointless Radiation Experiments

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PETA organized protests to stop these stupid radiation experiments on spider monkeys. Tags: animal research Stupid primates NASA The purpose is to determine how astronauts would fare on the way to Mars. To Mars? We can't even get out of Afghanistan and we're going to Mars. Next year? Give me an effing break.

Excellent Overview of Animal Testing Using Primates

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The controversy over primate research is not going away any time soon, due to the paradox of primate research -- the more similarities between monkeys and humans that are discovered, the more researchers will argue those similarities make it valid to use monkeys in research on human diseases. Tags: animal research primates From someone who actually worked in such research. I think the opening alone summarizes the dilemma. From the Cap Times.

Mini-Pigs Identified by EU as Potential Lab Subjects

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A research project into the feasibility of using miniature pigs in laboratories concluded they are better suited for testing toxins, drugs and chemicals than dogs and monkeys. Tags: europe animal research mini-pigs pigs I guess their cuteness wore off too quick! From myfoxny.com. The mini-pig, darling of celebrities’ handbags, may have had its bacon Sunday after the EU earmarked it as the laboratory test animal of the future.

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USDA Issues Warning Letter to Oregon National Primate Research Center

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The warning cited three errors in veterinary care, including a serious 2007 incident where a pregnant monkey died when a researcher failed to notice she was having a troubled labor. The two other incidents involved a sponge being left in a monkey after surgery and a surgery performed on the wrong monkey. 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.

Malaysian Official Says God Made Animals for Testing

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A Malaysian government official defended an Indian company's plans to build an animal testing medicine lab in his state, saying Monday that God created monkeys and rats for experiments to benefit humans. That's why he created rats and monkeys. God created monkeys, and some have to be tested.". Tags: animal research animal laboratories malaysia This is pretty vile in my opinion. From the AP.

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UC Davis Named in Criminal Complaint for Mistreatment of Lab Animals

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SAEN said UC Davis is responsible for the deaths of at least 14 monkeys over an 11-month period from June of 2008 to April of this year, and that the deaths violated federal law. The primate center at UC Davis has been cited several times after monkeys were killed in preventable lab mishaps. Tags: universities animal experimentation animal research animal cruelty From the Los Angeles Chronicle.

Wildlife Rescued in Trinidad and Tobago

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Over 1,000 animals were rescued, including 500 bull finches and 300 picoplats, The rescued wildlife also included monkeys, parrots, macaws and other species from Venezuela. Tags: wildlife smuggling wildlife crime trafficking Three corrupt police officers in Trinidad and Tobago robbed a couple of Venezuelan wildlife smugglers and were subsequently arrested themselves.

Ex NASA Employee Joins PETA Protest

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April Jean Evans was a NASA engineer, but resigned her position in protest over radiation experiments on monkeys. Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates PETA NASA That takes a lot of courage and conviction. She's living with her brother now and falling into debt, but she is dedicated to working with PETA and other organizations to try to ban primates in experiments.

Gobal Smuggling Ring Uncovered in Brazil

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Brazilian federal police arrested 72 people on Wednesday on suspicion of running an international smuggling ring that traded half a million wild animals, including jaguars and monkeys, each year. Tags: wildlife crime smuggling brazil trafficking latin america Thanks to animalblog.co.uk for this big story.

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Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

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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. Engber returned recently to the "monkey room" where Clayton was kept when Engber used him for research years ago and to his surprise, Clayton was still there. Yep, he's still going strong," my former mentor said when I returned from the monkey room. Next, to say that the monkey is "working" is absurd and incorrect.

US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

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Be warned there's a horrific picture of a cooked monkey head in this article.) Tags: wildlife trafficking us endangered species And here I've been yelling at China all this time. (Be From Alternet.org. The United States is one of the world's largest, if not the largest, consuming nations for wildlife products.

SRI Denies Access to the Humane Society

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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. Tags: animal research humane society primates If the incident is insignificant, then why deny access? From the San Jose Mercury News. SRI International officials said the lab worker is OK and because their facility is under federal oversight, the Peninsula Humane Society doesn't have to be given access to its research animals.

On Teaching Children

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Are the kids cooking monkey, cat, dog, alligator or turtle? 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

Tensions Mount over University of Florida Animal Research

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She's accusing him of being a "monkey mutilator" and plans protests with other animal-rights activists at the UF football game today and at the researcher's neighborhood in the coming weeks. Tags: university of florida animal research activism primates Things are getting a little tense. Not sure I agree with posting the researcher's photo. Wonder if that could get activists into trouble under AETA (Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.) This is a long article from the Gainesville Sun.

Animal Research Grants a Waste of Taxpayer Money

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The result: antiquated, unnecessary and ridiculous experiments like those identified recently by In Defense of Animals, including studies of cocaine-addicted quail, nipple preference in nursing infant monkeys, toy preference in young monkeys, and effect of high-fat diets on mice (it made them fat and sleepy). Tags: animal research Obama I like this letter which appeared in the Brandenton Herald (FL).

Malaysia Approves Controversial Research Lab

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The lab, which is run by the Britain-based Alpha Biologics, uses monkeys, dogs, rodents and rabbits for toxicology testing. Tags: animal research malaysia The investigation cleared the animal lab. From Straits Time. MALAYSIA will not shut down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab after investigations showed that the animals were not exposed to torture, a senior official said on Thursday.

Primate Breeding Facility Generates Controversy In Puerto Rico Itself

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They've been planning to build a facility to breed research monkeys in Puerto Rico for some time. Tags: puerto rico animal research primates Good! I come down hard on Puerto Rico, ever since the scandal in which dogs were being thrown off bridges by an animal control company. Plus, the horrible pictures I've seen of strays in Puerto Rico. Plus the fact that I personally know the Latin attitude towards animals. Plus, well, you get this picture.

British-Funded Lab Under Investigation in Malaysia

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Animal rights campaigners have accused the Progenix Research lab, which uses monkeys, dogs, rodents and rabbits for toxicology testing, of poisoning the animals to death. Tags: animal research malaysia Malaysia, under pressure from animal rights activists, is going to investigate Progenix Labs. Malaysia is considering shutting down a controversial British-funded animal testing lab if there is evidence of cruelty there, the goverment's top veterinary official said on Sunday.

Bush Meat, Trafficking Decimate Vietnam

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Over the last two years, authorities have discovered 57 cases of trafficking in wild animals involving more than 7,612 individuals including monkeys and Tibetan bears and elephant tusks. Tags: vietnam exotic meats wildlife trafficking bush meat endangered species Sounds just awful. But the problem is the high demand for these products. From Vietnam News.

Appeal Denied for Six Activists Convicted Under AEPA

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Huntingdon used mostly mice and rats , but also some dogs, monkeys, fish and guinea pigs , in its research in New Jersey. Tags: huntingdon animal enterprise protection act It was a 2-1 decision by the US Court of Appeals. From the Philadelphia Inquirer. Six members of Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty were convicted at a 2006 trial in New Jersey of conspiracy to violate the 1992 Animal Enterprise Protection Act.

Unacceptable Trade in Primate Research Animals

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Here's a post on the Red, Green and Blue blog about the unspeakable trade in macaque monkeys as research subjects. Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates medical research I'm so glad I have this blog and other web outlets to highlight these kinds of stories. If not for these outlets, I would have to sit in a slow simmer as none of my "friends" can handle or understand the outrage. I think they just want to live in happy denial.

UK Records Increase in Animal Testing

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The growth in animal experiments reflects an expansion in biomedical research in Britain and is driven by advances in genetics and the development of new drugs that must be tested rigorously in monkeys before they are allowed to be given to humans. Tags: animal experimentation UK drug companies medical research biotech Bad news from the Guardian. Nearly 3.7m experiments were performed on animals last year, a rise of 454,000 or 14% on the previous year, the Home Office said.

Weekend Protest Against the Oregon National Primate Research Center

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In support of National Primate Liberation Week, the Portland Animal Defense League hung a banner that read "OHSU: Stop Killing Monkeys Now!" Tags: animal research activism oregon national primate research center oregon From Oregonlive. Animal rights activists stretched a 60-foot banner across the Hawthorne Bridge {Saturday} morning targeting the Oregon National Primate Research Center at OHSU.

Key AETA Supporter Suspended Over Animal Welfare

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Tags: animal research animal enterprise terrorism act primates University of Wisconsin Michelle Basso was a researcher at the University of Wisconsin who worked with primates. She testified in favor of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act in front of the House Judiciary Committee. Now, she's been suspended from working with animals.

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