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Primate Experimentation in the United
The University of Wisconsin
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Cruelty and Waste on a National Scale
Primate experimentation in the United States is out of
control. In the last ten years the number of primate experiments
funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has increased by 136%.
Statistics based on data published by the United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) reveal that primate
experimentation in the U.S. has reached an all time high with over
120,000 of our closest relatives suffering and dying in laboratories
during the last two years.
Repetition is rampant among NIH-funded projects.
Currently 170 National Institutes of Health projects study neural
information processing in macaque monkeys. 75 grants fund examinations
of cocaine in primates. 70 experiments examine vision in macaque
monkeys. These experiments continue for decades wasting millions of tax
dollars and victimizing primates for an entire lifetime.
The Truth About Primate Experimentation
Experimentation on primates is neither humane nor
scientific. During typical experiments primates are often deprived of
food or water. Electrodes are forced into their brains. They are
confined to restraint chairs. Other devices such as restraint bars and
recording cylinders are literally bolted to the primates’ skulls. They
suffer from bacterial infections and many other pathological conditions.
A recent SAEN audit of 50 nationally known
laboratories revealed that 82% of these facilities use intensive
restraint (such as primate restraint chairs) and 40% routinely deprive
primates of food or water.
The University of Wisconsin, Madison/
Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
The University of Wisconsin/Wisconsin Regional Primate
Research Center (WRPRC ) experiments on 2500 primates every year. The
public is often told that UW laboratories are government regulated,
therefore everything must be ok. This is anything but true. Recent
USDA/APHIS reports reveal horrendous abuses at the WRPRC:
60 rhesus monkeys & 70 marmosets deprived of water
14 hours/day for 5 day
150 rhesus monkeys deprived of water up to 20
174 rhesus monkeys deprived of 30% of food intake
150 rhesus monkeys & 116 marmosets confined to
restraint chairs for up to 104 hours at a time
19 Rhesus - chair restraint of animals, involved in
neuroanatomical and behavioral investigations for up to 12 hours.
12 Rhesus - chair restraint of animals for up to 96
hours for the collection of amygdala perfusates.
A total of 756 (30.4%) of the primates held captive at
the UW, Madison/WRPRC experienced either food deprivation, water
deprivation, or confinement to a restraint chair. This proves that
experimentation at the UW, Madison/WRPRC is inherently abusive.
What YOU can do to Help:
1. Get involved in campaigns to fight primate abuse -- please
The Alliance for Animals
2. Read, copy, and distribute this fact sheet.
3. Write to University officials to protest this abuse of
John D. Wiley, Chancellor.
University of Wisconsin
161 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
4. Send as large a tax-deductible donation as you can
afford to Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN) to support this campaign.
Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN)
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Milford, OH 45150, 513-575-5517
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