Chimpanzees Used in Tests Have PTSD
It looks like scientists do sometimes spend time on worthwhile projects and have now found that being caged, having your bone marrow sucked out, and being used for bioterrorism research is torture—no matter whom it’s being done to.
A recent study showed that 95 percent of 119 chimpanzees who had been used for “research” exhibited the same symptoms as humans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone—I mean, chimpanzees and humans share the same blood types and have at least a 98 percent genetic similarity. Why wouldn’t they have shellshock and nightmares if we do?
This study is being presented today at a primate conference in Edinburgh—I hope it shakes things up in some rigid minds!