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Chimpanzees Used in Tests Have PTSD

Written by PETA | August 4, 2008

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!

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  • Cheyenne says:

    Ok if they are going to torcher animals like this they need to be put in jail or do them the same as they did the poor animals!!!!!!!!!

  • lynda downie says:

    I agree with you. Peta author of this account And even our more distant relatives caninesfor example exhibit signs of PTSD after being abused. Thanks to the researchers who recognize this in chimpanzees. Another step forward.

  • Natasha says:

    What are these people thinkinI meen…They suck all the bonemarrow out of these sweet innocent chimps and yet they are the boneless basterds killing our animals Shame on you

  • Green Mile says:

    it’s really strange the animal abusers tell us that monkeys are very different from humans hence they can be eaten and killed and abused why is it then that for vivisection they are telling us that monkeys’ genetic codes and dna are the closest to human species? The liars are trapped! to the hell with these disgraced wankers and bastards no nice words here!

  • sarah says:

    Fianly! its getting though their thick heads that animals do suffer the same way well close to the same way we do!!

  • erika says:

    ugh that makes me sick!