Internet Exploits Cameroon's Primates

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Illegal wildlife traffickers provide fake credentials to establish that primates are being legitimately offered for sale. Their ads claim that the primate comes with "veterinary health documents, a "permit" from CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) and a year's health care guarantee. Just another threat to already endangered primates.

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Thousands Offered for Primate Freedom

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An animal rights activist has offered $30,000 to anyone who facilitates the freeing of primates, or the end of vivisection, at the University of Kansas, a place cited for numerous animal welfare violations. Tags: University of Kansas animal research vivisection primates He does not condone violent or illegal acts. Good luck.

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PETA Enters Alamagordo Primate Controversy

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Tags: chimpanzees animal research primates National Institutes of Health PETA new mexico

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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. Primate advocates will continue to ask: How like us need they be before primate research is considered to be unethical? Tags: animal research primates

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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.

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Ghoulish Primate Experiment in South Africa

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animal experimentation animal research primates south africaWarning! This is just horrible and sick, sick, sick. It's at a vomit level with me. From news24.com. 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. He had severed her spinal cord to paralyse her for a "backyard experiment.

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Captive Primate Safety Act Passes House

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The Captive Primate Safety Act was passed by the US House by a vote of 323 to 95. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) for sponsoring the measure that will prohibit the trade in non human primates. Tags: primates Mark Markarian, as usual, has an excellent roundup. Special shout out to Rep.

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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.

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Primate Parts Still Being Used for "Medicinal Purposes"

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I didn't know primates were in demand too. Tags: traditional medicine poaching primates endangered species It's not just tiger parts and elephant tusks that are being used for so called "traditional" medicinal uses. I knew about bush meat, but not about this. Will it ever end?

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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?

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Connecticut Oil Company President Illegally Owns Primate

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Pierce Onthank, the president of an oil and gas company, was charged in January with illegal possession of a primate for keeping a siamang, a type of gibbon that is native to rain forests in Malaysia and Indonesia and can weigh up to 30 pounds and stand 3 feet high. Tags: animal cruelty illegal pets primates us I'm starting to wonder about Connecticut. It's the same state where the Travis incident occurred.

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Unacceptable Trade in Primate Research Animals

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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.

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Primate Pets

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Here is a New York Times story about people who keep primates as pets

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University of Louisiana Plays Defense on Primate Research

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Primate Breeding Facility Generates Controversy In Puerto Rico Itself

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Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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Another crass attempt at primate slavery for money wrapped in "we put people first" robes." The proposed primate breeding facility would violate both the letter and the spirit of Puerto Rico’s progressive new law, which strictly limits the use of animals in experimentation. Tags: animal experimentation puerto rico animal research primates medical research I'm behind on my email and only just read this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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University of Washington Allows Primate to Starve to Death

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I've been hearing nightmare stories about the Primate Center for years. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report on the UW National Primate Research Center in September. The primate, a 3-and-a-half-year-old pig-tailed macaque, “had been found dead due to malnutrition resulting in a loss of 25 percent of its body weight,” the report said. I went to graduate school at the University of Washington here in Seattle.

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ALF Activists Glue Locks of U Cal Primate Researcher

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From the website : Just after sunrise on Halloween, a sole trick or treater descended on the home of University of California-San Francisco primate vivisector Stephen Lisberger. We will increase our level of tactics as long as non-human primates and other animals are tortured to death at the hands of those driven by profit and as long as the University of California shows a complete disregard for the suffering of the non-human prisoners.

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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. PETA has filed complaints about this place for years, but it's the first warning they've actually generated.

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Primate Death at a Charles River Laboratories Facility

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The macaque was not removed before the cage went through the commercial cleaners. Bad stuff.

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Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

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Worldwide Primates Inc. was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. Here is a synopsis from a Brown University web site about his case : Matthew Block, of Worldwide Primates, Miami, FL, was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison, three years of supervised probation, and a $30,000 fine at a 2-day sentence hearing on April 16, 1993. According to this website , Worldwide Primates has received $2,411,795.00

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Humans AND Monkeys Enjoy Television

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

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Chimpanzees Laugh Even When Something's NOT Funny

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primate/human similarities chimpanzees primatesApparently, they laugh to encourage social bonding. It's particularly poignant considering the earlier article we posted about how their meat is showing up in Britain. Humans eating chimpanzees is akin to cannibalism, as far as I'm concerned.

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Alamagordo Chimps Fate Still Uncertain

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Almagordo Chimp Story Hits the Los Angeles Times

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Iranian Monkey into Space

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iran primates space programReportedly, the monkey returned safely from its flight into space. Of course, this was reported by the Iranian State media so who knows what is true.

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Chimpanzee Meat Sold In British Black Market

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chimpanzees UK bush meat primates endangered speciesDisgusting. Sometimes it's hard to read these stories. It makes one feel so helpless.

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NASA May End Monkey Radiation Experiments

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Mexican Male Caught Smuggling Titi Monkeys

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Cute Pictures from Mountain Gorilla Births in February

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virunga happy news primates mountain gorillas endangered speciesTwins born in February, a rare event! Here's the link to some cute pictures! Eerie how similar to humans they appear.

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Oklahoma State Stops Anthrax Vaccine Testing

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Administrators at OSU decided not to let the project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, commence as the primates being used would be euthanized. An internal faculty committee spent more than a year preparing protocol for the care and use of the primates. The testing of lethal pathogens on primates would be a new area for OSU that is controversial and is outside our current research programs. Tags: university research animal research primates

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Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

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SAEN says previous USDA reports revealed primates have died at the Texas lab from dehydration and hypothermia, while others have simply been "found dead" -- possibly without veterinary care -- after suffering from serious disease conditions that include temperatures up to 105 degrees. Tags: animal research primates Texas Stop Animal Exploitation Now! SAEN) is calling for an investigation of Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, TX.

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Help the Almagordo Chimpanzees

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However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to move the chimpanzees—many of them at least 30 years old—to the Southwest National Primate Research Facility in San Antonio, Texas, where they can be used in painful, invasive experiments.". Tags: chimpanzees animal research primates National Institutes of Health new mexico Here's an action alert from Physicians for Social Responsibility. Since 2001, chimpanzees have been housed at APF, where they cannot be used for research.

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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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AVMA Reveals Itself As Apologist for Animal Research

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Here's the organization's defense of its primate veterinarian members. Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates avma It should be no surprise that the American Veterinary Medical Association is an apologist. 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?

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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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Ex NASA Employee Joins PETA Protest

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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. Tags: animal experimentation animal research primates PETA NASA April Jean Evans was a NASA engineer, but resigned her position in protest over radiation experiments on monkeys. That takes a lot of courage and conviction.

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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.

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Another Research Company Accused of Animal Mistreatment

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They include reports on 16 incidences of fractures received by primates and one swine during handling between 2007 and 2009. Six of the primates and the swine are reported to have been euthanised as a result. Technicians’ lack of experience with primates and excessive workloads are some of the risk factors for incidences suggested by the anonymous employee. animal abuse animal research primatesFor the full story, go here to outsourcing-pharma.com.

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