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Tell the University of Oklahoma to Send Imprisoned Baboons to a Sanctuary!


The University of Oklahoma (OU) has announced that it will be closing its facility that breeds baboons for cruel and deadly experiments. However, the fate of the hundreds of baboons still imprisoned at the school remains unclear.

OU has a long history of cruel and negligent treatment of animals in its laboratories, including baboons at the school's breeding facility. Between 2013 and 2015, at least 51 baboons, including several infants, died at the facility—very often, according to one report, "in violent, gruesome ways." Monkeys sustained "trauma-related" injuries, were crushed during transport, suffocated, and were left to suffer and eventually die from untreated parasitic infestations.

The university's decision to close its nightmarish breeding facility comes on the heels of several other major victories for primates, including an announcement that all federally owned chimpanzees would be retired to sanctuaries, Harvard's decision to shut down its notorious primate experimentation center, and the National Institutes of Health's decision to end its maternal deprivation experiments on infant monkeys.

Please join PETA in urging OU to send its remaining baboons to a sanctuary, where they can live out the rest of their lives in peace, and also fund their care.

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