- Sime Validzic commented on the petition
Monkeys are intelligent and social beings. They have an intrinsic value and do not exist just to be used as disposable research objects. Primates are not used for research in Croatia and there is a campaign to ban their use throughout Europe. Studying the medical records of human individuals who come from different circumstances would provide better insights to the causes of suffering and developmental problems than does research with captive monkeys. If the academic, scientific and medical community were really concerned about suffering then they would do something about obvious causes of suffering and problems such as bullying, psychological abuse and social exclusion within their own institutions.