When they were no longer of use for experiments monkeys were put down in full view of their cage-mates, causing fear and distress.
CHRIS PLEASANCE: ‘Distressing footage has emerged purporting to show horrific conditions suffered by monkeys at Europe’s largest primate research centre. Activists from Animal Defenders International (ADI) claim to have recorded the film using hidden cameras at Biomedical Primate Research Centre in the Netherlands. In the video, stressed monkeys can be seen getting drugged and tattooed so they can be used in experiments.
Campaigners say some were severely injured after their stressed cage-mates lashed out after being unable to cope with their surroundings. Some were so stressed that they suffered rectal prolapse, the activists said. While the monkeys were sedated during procedures such as tattooing, they remained conscious and able to feel… Primates coming round from sedation were left unattended in a groggy state making them vulnerable to injury, ADI said. When they were no longer of use for experiments monkeys were put down in full view of their cage-mates, causing fear and distress, it is alleged.
ADI said the monkeys were obviously fearful of their captors and what was happening to them. Jane Goodall, the UN Messenger of Peace and Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute said: “The way they are being treated in the video is shocking and inhumane. It is my considered opinion that those involved in this kind of research on primates should consider using alternative procedures that do not involve experimentation on intelligent, sentient beings. This research should be phased out as soon as possible”.’ SOURCE…