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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

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University of Wisconsin Busted by USDA

Univ. of Wisconsin Primate Deaths Discovered by USDA

When internal documents revealed that Dr. Ei Terasawa had left monkeys unattended while undergoing a ‘push-pull perfusion” experiment on their brains, and that one of the monkeys had died while researchers were taking a lunch break, the University of Wisconsin claimed that the incident was evidence that their system of oversight was working well. Newly discovered documents call this claim into question.

University oversight committee meeting minutes reveal that the Terasawa situation was discovered during an inspection by the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) rather than the university’s own oversight system.

This revelation undermines any notion that the university is able to self-monitor itself. If the USDA inspectors had not discovered the situation, the university would still be defending Terasawa’s research as humane.

In a related document, a letter from Dr. Terasawa to the committee, she argues that the monkey who died was elderly. She argues that the committee is really at fault since it made a rule that lab personnel cannot eat their lunch in an animal procedure room. Her letter explains that the monkeys were experimented on for hours on end and that her assistants needed occasional breaks.

The university has lied to the public twice now about this incident.. First they kept the situation hidden, a situation they now refer to as being the most extreme sanction they have taken against a senior scientist, and then again, with the claim that the situation proves that their oversight system is working. There is no reason to ever believe anything they might say about their animal experimentation program.

“We feel really sorry for the terror being experienced by the spin-doctors. Such unequivocal evidence of slip-shod pseudoscientific cruelty must cause the most callous public information officer some trauma,” lamented Rick Bogle, organizer of the National Primate Research Exhibition Hall.

Last year, the university was forced to admit that three marmoset monkeys were killed after being “overlooked” when their cage was blasted with boiling-hot disinfectant. University spin-doctors neglected to mention that such problems have occurred in the past.

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