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The Faces of Animal Testing

Written by PETA | August 30, 2010

Horrifying photos that were apparently shot inside primate importer and torture-device manufacturer Primate Products, Inc., have recently surfaced. These photos show the consequences of animal experimentation—monkeys whose scalps and skulls have been butchered and crudely stitched up and who suffered from other injuries that appear to be from fighting or self-mutilation. Monkeys often bite at their own limbs and tear out clumps of their own hair because of the trauma of being confined, deprived, and tormented while being used as living test tubes.

 

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Primate Products

 

Primate Products

 

Bite Back Magazine has posted all of the images on its website.
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PETA’s friends at the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking an investigation into whether the photos show violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. We’ll keep you posted, but in the meantime, please help cut off the supply of primates to laboratories.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Pam Gigous says:

    This company makes torture devices and no one working there has a problem with that or with the pain it has inflected on those poor innocent creatures? What is this company–a band of sociopaths? Shut it down and burn it. It does not belong in a decent society.

  • amir pony says:

    stop now this crime !

  • Denise says:

    Wait, WHAT!? This is designed purely to torture animals? I don’t get it. WTF! Who ever does this has clearly never felt any pain on their own, or is a sociopath and deserves to be wiped from existence. I’d be really happy to not have to endure living amongst the people who do this. How is this crap legal?

  • bill wall says:

    stop killing animals kill prisoners that have took other people lives

  • scott croft says:

    stop testing on animals test on people that arent doing anything with their lives like prisoners that have killed people and raped innocent people.

  • Kim says:

    Yes, the bottom-dwelling shi*eaters who call themselves educated professionals are responsible for this unspeakable misery. If I were them I would be scared to death knowing that after their lives end, they may reincarnate into the same miserable fate as those poor animals. Sadly this karmic wheel of pain and misery is not allowing any of us beings to evolve in a positive way. There must be some punishment to inflict on these awful humans so they learn their life lesson about loving and respecting all life and also stop this negative Karmic cycle. By the way most of the research data they publish is meaningless drivel and doesn’t account for genetic variability. The scientific method doesn’t always yield useful results, people. How many antidepressants have been made, tested on animals, prescribed to humans, and they don’t work? Kim

  • rachely says:

    that is so sad! WHY?!? this is inhuman! this people have no hart? they have no soul? how can they open somebody’s brain open and torture him? i hope these images will hunt them in their sleep and i wish them the same fate.

  • Ria Markovich says:

    Stop the torture of innocent living creatures! This is inexcusable…

  • Warren Massel says:

    bloody disgrace, haven’t enough animals been tested on to give sufficient information or do they do it just for the fun of it?

  • elena says:

    i couldnt even look at the pics!! this needs to stop

  • Money Luver says:

    That is sicking. STOP ANIMAL TESTING!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jane Doe says:

    PRIMATE PRODUCTS??????? IS THAT THE NAME OF THE COMPANY THAT DOES THIS??? PRIMATE PRODUCTS?????? YOU MUST SEND A COPY OF THESE PHOTOS TO ANY COMPANY THAT MAY HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEM. WHY WOULD A PLACE THAT MAKES PRODUCTS FOR PRIMATES HAVE TO DO THIS? GET THEM OUT OF BUSINESS NOW!!! ANYWAY YOU COULD GET THIS IN A NATIONAL PAPER?

  • Lavinia Lawford says:

    OMG – What monster can do this? I can hardly bear to look – it is so cruel.

  • Stephanie Thigpin says:

    This is inexcusable….how barbaric, It never ceases to amaze me how cruel & evil the human race can be. What kind of people do this???

  • Julian says:

    I almost threw up when I saw this, it’s absolutely horrifying to see this and it gets me angry knowing that experimenters have no problem torturing and killing innocent animals which only wanted to be free and run wild. ITS SICK, STOP IT!! What did those monkeys ever do to deserve that pain and suffering???? Oh thats right, nothing…absolutely nothing you heartless companies!! Just stop.

  • Sorcia Dragonkiss says:

    Sorry to every human who witnesses this. I appologise for insignificance of thought and heartless treatment of our Animal Kingdom of which we are a part. No one deserves to ignore ANY cruelty, in our Commonwealths and United Kingdoms. Please forgive these people and GOD SAVE THESE ANIMALS!

  • MARIMA says:

    this is a crime,no one have the right to do any testing or experiments on any living being and it s not ok because they are animals , they feel too pain sad cry for help Peta i love you guys and cant s say enough i will keep saying you are angels on this earth,humans who do this are not humans, humans should be conpasionate loving caring respectful toward all living being god bless all of you that help animals in any way they can by not buying animals products that are tested on animals by becoming vegetarian by just supporting peta it s a big step and please people help those helpless animals with what you can and thank you let s all support peta you guys are amazing i love peta god bless all

  • Bernadette says:

    This has got me so shook up I was crying at the same time that I was gagging for the utmost inhumane thing I have ever seen! I pray to the Lord Jehovah God he bless all these helpless innocent animals by taking their souls instantly before experiencing such torterous atrocities. I truly hope and pray that these evil humans will receive no mercy from Our Heavenly Father!

  • MARY - BRASIL says:

    COMO ACABAR COM ISSO? DEVE HAVER UMA FORMA. QUEM FAZ ISSO NÃO É DA MESMA ESPECIE QUE EU SOU. NÂO É POSSÍVEL. DENUNCIA – AVERIGUEM TAMBEM DUKE UNIVERSITY CINICAL MEDICAL.

  • Denise says:

    The National Institute of Health should stop funding these atrocious,pointless experiments immediately-they completely violate these intelligent monkeys and As one doctor said, he had never seen such heinous experiments done to monkeys for virtually no scientific gain. If the labs feel they are right in violating monkeys like this, then let them expose all these photos to the public-the general public doesn’t even know that these heinous acts exist in America!And that their tax dollars are used for such reprehensible and despicable “experiments”…its all Kept a big secret. I really wish that Oprah would do a segment and expose whats happening to Monkeys in labs around the United States behind those steel doors. The NIH and all the labs involved should be absolutely ashamed of themselves.

  • christine wicknick says:

    why stop at primates? why not just phrase it as all animals? if one animal is saved, they will just find another? NO?/YES?

  • sweetie says:

    i must say not being a fan of animals this is unlarming no creature should live a life of pain. i’m ashamed.

  • Thomas Stevens says:

    God is Justice. Glory to God!

  • Thomas Stevens says:

    who is letting this happen?

  • Barbara Crouse says:

    Mankind has no right to commit atrocities as these on these innocent little victims. May God be with these babies and help them with their pain.

  • Sara says:

    A nonprofit org called HURTFUL ESSENCES opened my eyes to the cruel world of animal testing a couple years ago. Seems my former fave shampoo Herbal essences has been torturing innocent defenceless animals so women’s hair can smell good! So I dropped ‘em like a bad habit and now only use natural cruelty free products!

  • G. French says:

    if the Christian community was so hell bent on stem cell research then they must really be HELL BENT on animal research.. where is their morality ??? Also if there is no government funding for this type of ” lab work ” then a lot of this wouldn’t be happening.!! Where do you want your tax dollars going ???

  • Mazin Scott says:

    Why? Why they have to suffer…? I wonder if I had a weapon I’d have destroyed all those wrongturn facilities… They too own the earth like us..

  • Deryck Greer says:

    The name of the company alone is horrifying enough let alone what they are doing. Who supports them and who allowed anyone to establish this company? We have to start somewhere and the top governing bodies would seem like a good place to begin! Wake up world.

  • Margarita says:

    I am a member of the group that it is holding protests at this facilitity. And the organizer is a truly committed and a no nonsense kind of guy and because of that I am sure that we are not going to stop until we come to some kind of resolution on behalf of these animals.

  • Ginger says:

    Horrifying! What’s wrong with these people. It breaks my heart this is so sad and wrong.

  • Daphne says:

    i’m too sad to say anything…

  • rk says:

    i m juz blank….. its really a shame…. i wish these ppl who r doin this shud suffer themselves then they understand the real value of life and living beings…

  • Rose Yousefi says:

    HI everyone. I just went to this company’s website and wrote them a passionate letter regarding these photos. Please sent them emails and let them know that the world knows about what they are doing. This is their email catalogprimateproducts.com Please put pressure on them.

  • nico says:

    It’s a shame

  • dk says:

    just horrible looking at these little monkays reminded me of my own innocent 2 year old. there is no difference between these beings and us why don’t we realise that? how would we feel if our children were subject to this?

  • Malgorzata says:

    It’s dramatic!!! It’s a shame

  • james says:

    Disgusting have people no pride these days? How do these so called scientists sleep at night what crap do they tell there kids?

  • Dawn B. Spivey says:

    Come on! We are humans we’re better than this!! Animal experiments are barbaric and cruel! There are other more advanced ways of doing this now.

  • Pat says:

    WTF how many more of these poor animals have to be tortured before God says ENOUGH.

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