New England Primate Research Center: Relocate the monkeys to sanctuaries when the NEPRC closes
  • Petitioned New England Primate Research Center

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New England Primate Research Center
National Institutes of Health
Dr. James Anderson
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International
Executive Office
Dean, Harvard Medical School
Office of Jeffrey Flier
United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

New England Primate Research Center: Relocate the monkeys to sanctuaries when the NEPRC closes

    1. Jennifer Mishler
    2. Petition by

      Jennifer Mishler

      Alexandria, VA

The monkeys at the New England Primate Research Center have endured invasive experiments and testing and been confined to cages. The Center was put on probation in 2012 and has been cited for Animal Welfare Act violations by the United States Department of Agriculture. Four monkeys have died at the NEPRC since 2010 due to their treatment of these animals. It is time to let these monkeys live their lives with companionship, safety and the ability to engage in some of their natural behaviors at a sanctuary.

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. The Boston Globe: Harvard primate center, site of violations, to close

      Jennifer Mishler
      Petition Organizer
      Harvard to shut primate research center where monkeys died, citing tough economic climate - The Boston Globe

      The Harvard primate research center, which has been investigated for animal welfare violations in the deaths of four monkeys, will be largely shut down by 2015, Harvard Medical School announced Tuesday. The university blamed a tough economic climate for biomedical research funding and shifting long-term strategic plans.

    3. TIME

      Jennifer Mishler
      Petition Organizer

      As Harvard Closes a Primate Research Center, Are Lab Chimps Becoming a Thing of the Past?

      Read more: http://science.time.com/2013/04/24/as-harvard-closes-a-primate-research-center-are-lab-chimps-becoming-a-thing-of-the-past/#ixzz2RUEg9VCB

      As Harvard Closes a Primate Research Center, Are Lab Chimps Becoming a Thing of the Past?

      Mike Birkhead In a surprise move, Harvard Medical School announced yesterday that it would be closing a controversial primate research center where four monkeys died between 2010 and 2012 because of problems with animal care.

    4. Reached 10 signatures
    5. New York Times: Harvard Medical School Plans to Close Primate Research Lab

      Jennifer Mishler
      Petition Organizer
      Harvard Medical School to Close Primate Research Center

      About 2,000 monkeys at a Harvard Medical School research center will be moved to other laboratories around the country as the school shuts down the troubled center, an official with the National Institutes of Health said Wednesday. The school announced Tuesday that it would close the facility, the New England Primate Research Center in Southborough, Mass., over the next two years.

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    • jannie hansen ODENSE, DENMARK
      • 4 months ago

      Pain is pain, and the importance of preventing unnecessary pain and suffering does not diminish because the being that suffers is not a member of our own species.

      -Peter Singer, Animal Liberation

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    • Rob Stacey BROOKLYN, NY
      • 4 months ago

      Animal research is unreliable and outdated. Let's start using modern non-animal alternatives that will help and benefit human health. Animal research is wasting time and money while humans suffer and die. Please send these monkeys to reputable sanctuaries. Thank you.

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    • helga kukasch COB OURG, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      technology and computers work better.. you created these options so why not use them. You are torturing these poor animals and for what? money? this is uncalled for, hideous, despicable, shameful, extreme pain, murder etc... you people need to find your hearts and look the poor animals in the eyes and clearly you can see the torture and agony they are experiencing...

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    • Shinead Kerr ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      This is disgusting considering that these sentient beings share close to 100% of out DNA - it is like putting small children in cages and testing on them

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    • Martha Cantu MONTERREY, MEXICO
      • 4 months ago

      Let them live in freedom. Please let them live at a sanctuary.

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