EMORY UNIVERSITY, PLEASE SHUT DOWN YERKES NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER NOW!

EMORY UNIVERSITY, PLEASE SHUT DOWN YERKES NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER NOW!

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Dana Davis started this petition to President of Emory University Gregory L. Fenves and

Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University has locations in Atlanta and Lawrenceville, Georgia and is one of the largest primate testing facilities WORLDWIDE. Their labs contain almost 4,000 nonhuman primates (as well as pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits, voles, rats, mice, sheep, and other animals).  These animals are separated from their mothers at birth and isolated in small barren cages. They’re inflicted with diseases, forced to take drugs, made to endure painful operations, experimented on while completely conscious, injected with and force fed chemicals to test toxicity, restrained so that lesions can be cut into their brains and electrodes inserted in them, blinded, starved, and suffocated. Can you imagine what it would be like to be in their position? There is no such thing as an illegal experiment on animals in the US. Our tax dollars fund these horrible experiments. The NIH itself has said that 95% of experiments found safe and effective in animals fail in human trials because they don’t work or dangerous. Using animals for research is a waste of lives, money, and time. The Animal Welfare Act is the only US federal law that sets standards for feeding, housing, handling, and veterinary care- but allows experimenters to restrain, burn, shock, poison, isolate, starve, mutilate and inflict brain damage on animals. Painkillers are not a requirement. Not only is this evil and inexcusable, but if there were a tornado, the facility could be ripped apart, exposing residents of the area to toxins and diseases. An escaped monkey could also kill a child, pet, or spread diseases. These animals do NOT belong here. This is sick and needs to end.

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What YOU can do:

- Click this link to sign a letter to your U.S. Congressional Representatives urging them to pass the Research Modernization Deal, which would redirect money to fund modern, non-animal, human relevant research methods: https://bit.ly/3D2ZLMQ.

- Write legislators and newspaper editors- explain that animal research does not lead to cures for human diseases and ask how taxpayers’ money can be justified when there are more accurate and successful testing methods today.

- Look up experiments on arlo.riseforanimals.org, then click search records. They have tens of thousands of documents obtained from open records requests and hundreds of pieces of information about different animal research labs.

 

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