Written by Michelle Kretzer
PETA released video footage sent to us by a whistleblower inside Shin Nippon Biomedical
(SNBL) in Everett, Washington, showing egregious abuse of monkeys inside the laboratory, area residents
were so outraged that they decided to do something about it. More than two
dozen residents, local PETA supporters, and members of Action for Animals held signs
and chanted slogans outside SNBL during the morning commute, calling on the
company to stop its mistreatment of animals and switch to humane, non-animal
to the whistleblower, monkeys at SNBL have their
blood drawn so many times a day that their veins become damaged and workers dig
and poke for a spot to draw blood as the monkeys scream in pain and try to jerk
away. The whistleblower reported, "Eventually,
many of the monkeys stop fighting and reacting … it is like the life is gone
from them." Monkeys are also immobilized in restraint chairs
for many hours while workers pump drugs into their bodies. They struggle to
break free but sometimes collapse under the physical and emotional stress. Some
of the monkeys never recover.
The protesters in Everett didn't get mad—they got
active! You can, too, by clicking here to urge the airlines that are still delivering primates to
SNBL and other laboratories to ground the practice.
Terrible!!!! Darn Shin Nippon!
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