Save UBC Monkeys From Death
  • Petitioned Dr. John Hepburn

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Dr. Don Brooks
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Save UBC Monkeys From Death

    1. Carin Zellerman
    2. Petition by

      Carin Zellerman

      Stockholm, Sweden

The University of British Columbia intends to kill four rhesus monkeys in order to study Parkinson's disease.

Parkinson's disease is a serious illness that is specific to humans. In the experiment, the monkeys will be injected with a toxin that will artificially produce Parkinson's-like symptoms, and subsequently killed for post-mortem analysis.

The group ”Stop UBC Animal Research” has offered to buy the monkeys and send them to a sanctuary.


Photo credit: Reuters

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      • over 3 years ago

      what on earth do monkeys have to do with humans? how can you research (and cruelly) what happens to a human by testing on a monkey. it has been proven time and time again that drugs once released after testing are then recalled because of a bad reaction in humans. give it up, we don't want it!

    • Bonnie Wong BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
      • over 3 years ago

      Research funding is precious and limited. Why waste it on testing animals when we could be investing that money into more effective, more accurate and more advanced alternatives? Either we are the same as the monkeys, dogs and mice on which these painful experiments are conducted, in which case it is ethically appalling, or we are different, in which case it is simply gratuitous and not in anyone's best interest. Thank you.

    • Jodie St Jean LEGAL, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      No more studies, have you all lost your minds??? May whoever tortures these little creatures in this way, may you die with much sufferring, lingering for a long time while your collegues inject substances into you. I pray you wake up and stop all this unnecessary cruelty before it is you. For one day man will see it fit to test on one another and perhaps karma will bring this to you.

    • elisabete cristina GUARDA, GU
      • over 3 years ago

      its so stupid this actions!

      i hate science!

    • Carol Lorraine MISSION, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      You don't have the right to inflict such misery and pain on animals


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