UC Davis: Stop Cruel Primate Experiments

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This petition is dedicated to raising awareness about the 5,000+ primate who undergo unnecessary/painful testing that goes on behind closed doors at the UC Davis Primate Research Center.

#FreeDavisPrimates is a local, peaceful group in Davis, CA that aims to raise awareness about and end the unnecessary/painful testing that goes on at the UC Davis Primate Research Center. Free Davis Primates hosts peaceful, local demonstrations to raise awareness about the primates in our town. Let's use our voices for the voiceless and make a change for these beautiful, social, intelligent creatures who are prisoners in labs of experimentation. 

“There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of Science, as they do now to burning people at the stake in the name of religion.” – Henry J. Bigelow, MD

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Harvard University's primate research lab is closing to make way for better, more technologically-advanced options. When will we follow suit, Davis? (http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/4/13/usda-investigates-primate-center/

(viv·i·sec·tion noun \ˌvi-və-ˈsek-shən, ˈvi-və-ˌ\: The activity or practice of doing scientific or medical experiments on live animals)

"Many primates at UC Davis are used in brain-mapping experiments. These projects attach recording cylinders to the skulls of these innocent animals. Eye coils are implanted. Electrodes are forced into the brain. Primates are also confined to restraint chairs and deprived of water for extended periods of time." [Via all-creatures.org]

The National Primate Research Center system, (Harvard, Emory, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Oregon Health Sciences University, Tulane, and University of California Davis) uses over $600,000,000 annually.

Government waste: Most primates are not used in experiments that study the diseases that kill most Americans. Projects that study primate psychology, alcohol & addictive drugs, brain-mapping, and sex in primates far outnumber studies involving heart disease or cancer.

Repetition is rampant among NIH-funded projects. Currently, 175 NIH projects study neural information processing in macaque monkeys. These useless experiments waste over $70 million in federal tax dollars every year. Many of these projects continue on for decades wasting millions of tax dollars each year and victimizing primates for an entire lifetime.

Fact sheets: "Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation" -http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/fact.html

UC Davis experiments, deaths, infant mortality, government waste: http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/fact-primate-ucd.html

[Please feel free to email us or send us a message on Facebook for additional detailed information on negligence reports from the USDA related to the CNPRC at UC Davis]

"I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence." -Gandhi



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