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Oregon health and Science University  is practicing the barbaric act of using primates to test largely preventable human conditions: OBESITY & DIABETES.

Shiva and her colony which are mostly Rhesus Macaques are fattened up being fed daily with fattening foods, allowed no exercise, caged  and once obese enough, they test various drugs and procedures on them.

Dr Grove said: “Our research model is a sedentary lifestyle with calorically dense diets”

Monkeys in this facility receive daily painful insulin shots to treat the human inflicted diabetes, and some develop clogged arteries. One monkey already died from a heart attack at a very young age. The unfortunate primate that is going through this suffers between months and years for human conditions that can largely be prevented by eating a healthy diet, which is obvious from this information. They had to fatten up the monkeys with unhealthy foods to be able to test these preventable diseases.

This doesn’t stop there as some endure the painful gastric  bypass surgery and elevates to the point of killing these creatures to examine their brain and pancreas.

We are talking about a facility imprisoning over 4200 Rhesus Macaques monkeys in an unnatural environment for various "animal testing"

Rhesus Macaques are active and social creatures often enjoying life neighboring to humans at location of choice. They are wonderful swimmers and learn to handle the water at a tender age of 2 days old. They live on a kind herbivorous diet which is made up of a large variety of plant species

Rhesus Macaques have demonstrated a variety of complex  cognitive abilities, including the ability to make same-different judgments, understand simple rules, and monitor their own mental states. We humans share 93% of our DNA sequence with Rhesus Macaques, proving that we shared a common ancestor roughly 25 million years ago.

Besides the unnecessary testing on primates for a mostly  human caused preventable disease being immoral and void of compassion, Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine  has proven that there are kinder alternatives.

*** Please sign this petition to end this barbaric practice***

* More information from New York Times and another on where your tax dollars are going

In depth information regarding ONPRC at Oregon Health and Science University on "studies" performed on animals and why this must be stopped

Undercover video at Oregon Health and Science University

* This past protest January 2011 is just the begining of what is to come. We will no longer be silent:

* See the way these social creatures live 

* Attend the rally this Friday if you live local in Portalnd, OR

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From Physicians committee of Responsible medicine on Diabetes and a Guide

 

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Resources for good health to prevent and reverse both conditions:

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See Inspiring achievements here

 

More on Animal Testing:

http://pcrm.org/animal_testing.html

http://pcrm.org/news/chimpanzees_win_reprieve_experimentation_confirms_nih_110110.html

http://pcrm.org/resch/meded/ethics_medlab_list.html

 

Fighting the ones that spread wrong health to deceive the American Public

 

Letter to
All Staff HuffingtonPost Staff
New York Times Editors at New York Times
Director at OHSU Nancy Haigwood, Ph.D.
and 4 others
Associate Director, Division of Animal Resources at OHSU C.J. Doane, D.V.M.
Associate Director for Research at OHSU Charles Roberts, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Research Advocacy at OHSU P. Michael Conn, Ph.D.
Project Manager at OHSU Dana Morris, M.S.M., PMP
I'm writing to you due to the information I just learned that Oregon Health and Science University is practicing the barbaric act of using primates to test largely preventable human conditions: Obesity & Diabetes.

I learned the following:

About the facility:
• 4200 Rhesus Macaques monkeys are in an unnatural environment for various "animal testing"
• These primates are fattened up, not allowed exercise, tested on with various drugs
• Some monkeys develop clogged arteries and suffer from daily insulin shots
• Monkeys are killed for further research on their brain and pancreas
• Some monkeys endure painful gastric bypass surgery
• One case of a monkey dying from a heart attack at the facility has already been confirmed.

Rhesus Macaques are active and social creatures often enjoying life neighboring to humans. They are wonderful swimmers and learn to handle the water at a tender age of 2 days old. They live on a kind herbivorous diet which is made up a large variety of plant species
Rhesus Macaques have demonstrated a variety of complex cognitive abilities, including the ability to make same-different judgments, understand simple rules, and monitor their own mental states. We humans share 93% of our DNA sequence with Rhesus Macaques proving that we shared a common ancestor roughly 25 million years ago.

Besides the unnecessary testing on primates for a mostly human caused preventable disease being immoral and void of compassion, Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine has proven that there are kinder alternatives.

I urge you to:
• Stop this procedure and contact Physicians Committee of Responsible Medicine for testing alternatives
• Focus on preventive research and actions for diabetes by focusing on a a low fat plant based diet which has been studied by Doctor Collin T Campbell and Dr Neal Barnard of PCRM (http://www.pcrm.org/)
• Contact primate sanctuaries around the USA to re-home the Rhesus Macaques to help them recover and live the life they are meant to.

Kindly awaken your hearts to look past monetary gain. We know that deep inside you care and that images of these tortured sentient and intelligent beings plague your subconscious.

The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding complex social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man -- whether this be in entertainment, as "pets," for food, in research laboratories, or any of the other uses to which we subject them. ~ Jane Goddall”

Thank you.