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Dec 17

U.S. National Institute of Health Ending Experiments on Baby Monkeys

baby monkeysThe National Institute of Health (NIH) will be ending a 30-year long research program on baby monkeys, according to U.S. Representative Brendan Boyle. The program included tearing away infants from their mother at birth, and continually terrorizing them with things such as fake snakes and loud noises, forced alcoholism and being forced to live alone in order to have their mental state purposefully worsened.

The move to end the research program comes after an extensive campaign by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), which included advertisements, a petition signed by over a quarter million people, and the threat to release video showing exactly how awful the experiments are.

“For more than a year, I’ve been working to end cruel and wasteful experiments on infant monkeys at the National Institutes of Health”, says Representative Boyle. “I am proud to have helped get the NIH to stop these experiments, and I am pleased that the laboratory where the experiments are conducted will be closed after more than thirty years.”

Boyle does note, however, that the battle isn’t over; “There is still more work to do. We must send these monkeys to sanctuaries, and get closer review of all primate tests so that we can identify and end unnecessary experiments.”

About the author Anthony Martinelli

Anthony Martinelli is the Editor and co-founder of TheVeganHerald.com. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog.com, a cannabis news and information website.

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