A primate center in Hillsboro, Oregon, has been accused of mistreating monkeys for years. A PETA investigation revealed that the National Primate Research Center has been using taxpayer dollars to "inflict pain and suffering" on thousands of primates who are held at the facility in small, metal cages.
In April, Multnomah County Judge David Rees ordered the release of over 70 videos showing how these monkeys are experimented on and cared for. PETA was the recipient of the videos and a spokesperson commented on the allegations of abuse and mistreatment:
'OHSU was happy to take millions of tax dollars to impregnate monkeys, feed them 'junk food,' and then separate the baby monkeys from their mothers in order to deliberately frighten them - but it fought tooth and nail against releasing the videos of this horror.'
Monkeys are social creatures who are intelligent and emotional. Caging them in boxes, with no mental stimulation, is cruelty in and of itself. Subjecting them to unnecessary experiments, some of which cause permanent physical harm or even death, is inexcusable.
Please sign this petition - this insanity has gone on for too long already. This laboratory must embrace humane and ethical practices. There has been far too much suffering.