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Popular Car Maker Used Monkeys In Secret Experiments

There has been a public outcry over the discovery that Volkswagen relied on primate testing to evaluate emissions function of its motors. NAPSA’s Program Director Erika Fleury spoke with The Dodo to explain why macaques are so commonly used in laboratory research.

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Life After the Lab

Not a day goes by that Amy Kerwin does not think about the 97. That’s the number of monkeys she worked with, the ones she got to know. Her role in their confinement, their use without reprieve, haunts her.

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Urgent Action Needed to Help Primates Suffering in Labs Across the U.S.

Of all the animals that capture America’s attention, apes and monkeys have always been on the forefront. They are intelligent, inquisitive, social and innovative. They are so like us … and yet, so different. So different, in fact, that we frequently keep them in solitary cages, away from sunlight and fresh air, with little to stimulate their needy minds, in order to learn more – about ourselves and about them. Living conditions for primates in laboratory research have historically been uncomfortable, unnatural and downright painful and harmful.

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Monkeys Used in Medical Research ‘Kept in Neglectful Conditions,’ Say Activists

After succeeding in their quest to overhaul the treatment of chimpanzees used in research, animal rights advocates are turning their attention to other primates: the tens of thousands of monkeys now used in medical research in the United States.

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Animal Rights Groups: Lab Monkeys Deserve Same Treatment Laws as Chimpanzees

Animal rights advocates are looking to expand recent research treatment laws passed on behalf of chimpanzees to another primate — medical lab monkeys.

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Rulemaking Petition on Psychological Well-Being of Primates in Labs

The Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in the Federal Register that it will solicit public comment on a Rulemaking Petition that was submitted by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund to adopt stronger standards under the Animal Welfare Act to promote the psychological well-being of primates used in research.

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Rulemaking Petition Puts Primates First

A coalition of animal rights groups are working to enforce regulations for the psychological well-being of monkeys and apes used in biomedical research facilities.

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Animal Advocates Stand Up for Primates! Groups Petition USDA for Better Regulation in Laboratories

Primates in laboratory tests typically experience very little legal protection. However, a coalition of animal protection groups – including the New England Anti-Vivisection Society, the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund – are now aiming to change that.

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