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These are life stories of primates held in U.S. primate laboratories. They are based on documents obtained from the labs.

20213 Rhesus Macaque

23993 Squirrel Monkey
25205 Crab-eating Macaque
25142 Crab-eating Macaque
23954 Rhesus Macaque
24013 Squirrel Monkey
25157 Crab-eating Macaque
24974 Rhesus Macaque
23915 Crab-eating Macaque
27276 Crab-eating Macaque
cj0233 Common Marmoset
cj0453 Common Marmoset
R80180 Rhesus Macaque
R90128 Rhesus Macaque
R97041 Rhesus Macaque
R95100 Rhesus Macaque
s93052 Rhesus Macaque
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A92025 Baboon
J90266 Pig-tailed Macaque
J92476 Pig-tailed Macaque

9382 Vervet
1991-016 Vervet

MCY 24525 Crab-eating Macaque
MCY 24540 Crab-eating Macaque

The Chimpazees at Fauna Foundation

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BORN: 18-SEPT-90


On April 19, 2001, Amy MacCausland received the medical records for monkey J90299, the nonhuman primate who is closely connected to her through her Primate Freedom Tag. She forwarded the medical records to Primate Freedom Project. They were studied and translated into this story form. We extend a special thank you to Amy for her persistence and concern for J90299. Because of her, his story can be told.

J90299 was born on September 18, 1990 at Medical Lake, Washington, once a human prison. Medical Lake was remodeled and used as a primate-breeding center for a number of years. It is now abandoned. One can only imagine the horror that those walls have seen.

At birth, J90299 weighed little more than a pound. His mother rejected him when he was only two days old. He was treated for bites and abrasions to his face. He was sent to the Washington Regional Primate Research Center in Seattle.

For eight months, he was held alone in a cage. In the wild, macaques live in dynamic social groups and interact with a complex and rich environment. This solitary confinement was a lonely and stressful time.

On J90299's first birthday he was placed in a "group (cage or room)," where he remained for four years.

He was removed from the group and treated for a traumatic injury to his second finger. He was discharged and returned to the group on January 4, 1996. But he didn't remain there for long.

On February 2, 1996 he was again removed from his group and placed in a cage by himself. Then on the 15th was put on a truck for shipment to another lab.

But J90299 wasn't sent anywhere, and instead, on the 15th he was taken off the truck and placed in a single animal cage, sick with diarrhea. He spent the last 3 ½ years of his life caged all alone. During this time he suffered acute inflammation of the mucous membranes of his eye, mouth, and nose. He endured an apicoectomey, the removal of an infection from the tip of the tooth root (similar to a root canal), and then on September 8, 1999, J90299 was killed. He was 8.97 years old. His death was described as "Euthanasia, experimental." He weighed only seven pounds.

During his short, lonely life, J90299:

was rejected by his mother;

was moved 44 times;

had blood drawn 15 times;

spent over four years alone in a cage; and

was killed.

The people who "used" him were:

Edward Clark

Laura Newell

Jeffery Wine, and

Lakshmi Gaur

May they someday awaken to the suffering of their subjects and work to put an end to this cruel "science."

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Dick McCormick, President
University of Washington
Office of the President
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Box 351230
Seattle, Washington 98195-1230
Phone: (206) 543-5010
Email: rlm@u.washington.edu

US Senator Maria Cantwell
717 Hart Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3441
Fax: 202-228-0514

US Senator Patty Murray
173 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Email: senator_murray@murray.senate.gov

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