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Vivisector of the Week!

Written by PETA | October 19, 2007

Well, we took a week off last week ’cuz, to be frank, researching these people can really ruin my Fridays sometimes—and if there was ever a man who could suck all the fun out of your weekend, it’s our latest winner (by a margin of 15-1!), Hagai Bergman, who enjoys romantic movies, long walks on the beach, and drilling holes into monkeys’ brains while they scream for mercy.

While Hagai shuffles into his rightful place as this week’s Vilest Vivisector, it’s time to turn our attention to the new blood. This week, we’ve got two researchers for you from the Yerkes Center at Emory University who are studying the psychology of despair the only way they know how … by inflicting it! So here it is—a PETA Files exclusive sneak peek into the very darkest reaches of two twisted human souls … it’s time to cast your vote for the next Vivisector of the Week!

Stuart Zola, Emory University.

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For the past 3 years, Stuart Zola, who is the director of Emory’s Yerkes Primate Research Center, has been refining his theories about what makes baby monkeys suffer the most. He’s tried slicing into their brains, and he’s tried tying them to restraint chairs for hours on end. He’s even spent some of the $2.2 million in taxpayer money he’s received for these experiments to turn the young primates into drug addicts in the hopes of finding out whether drug-addiction has adverse effects on the memory (yes, Stuart, it does). But Zola’s curiosity about early-life trauma in monkeys knows no bounds! If you’d like to see this relentless dedication to sadism given its due, be sure to cast your vote for Stuart Zola now!

Maria Sanchez, Emory University.

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Maria del Mar Sanchez has the dubious honor of being our first female candidate for Vivisector of the Week, and—doubtless mindful of the weighty implications that this carries for her gender—she’s gone out of her way to show that natural compassion and maternal instincts mean absolutely nothing to her. A mother herself, Sanchez conducts experiments in which infant primates are taken from their mothers again and again, giving rise to extreme depression in the monkeys. Baby monkeys taken from their mothers are so desperate that they will cry out more than 200 times in 30 minutes. To elect our very first female Vivisector of the Week, cast your vote for Maria Sanchez!

Will Mrs. Sanchez’s diabolical role as a parent who has devoted her life to wrenching infants from their mothers be enough to edge out the sadistic brain butcher Stuart Zola? Find out next week* when we crown the very latest Vivisector of the Week!

*The PETA Files cannot guarantee that they will remember to do this next week.

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  • Sylwia says:

    Why are they smiling so? From what you are so happy?

  • diane says:

    If I could I would castrate you both and make you eat your own well u know what it is. I am ashamed of the government for giving you money to torture animals. we can’t judge you by your treatment of animals according to one comment but guess what God can and will those smiles won’t be quite so big when you go to hell. diane

  • Lauren says:

    While what these men did was truely horrible you should not judge all university researchers and staff by them. Most university staff and students are humane and ethical people who truely work for the enrichment of the world and what they love not for the pay packet.

  • Jessica says:

    whoever thinks its okay to do these kinds of things to animals is not right in the head…animals aren’t humans!! it doesn’t make sense to test on them when the results won’t be the same with humans… heck we should start testing on humans… NOT! you are sick people!!!!!!!these animals cant say anything you’re torturing them it’s not right.

  • kelly says:

    Has anyone checked out the website for Creative Commons? Look at the Scientific Commons page and see how sick this is. These people actually protect these sickos from the laws that might stand in the way of their experiments. SICK SICKER I think something should be done about this company.

  • Anonymous says:

    Where’s Valerie ? Free the Animals

  • Taylor says:

    Reading about these cruel sick experiments make me so sick. I have no idea how these peoplebc they are not real men sleep at night knowing they torture dogs and other animals for a living. I just think of my dog and what could of happenned to the little guy if I did not adopt him. It makes my skin crawl thinking about it. I beilive in Karma and that is what I beilive will catch up with these two.

  • Laura Jane says:

    Laura You are so stupid. Wow! He has 2 dogs and a family!! HE MUST BE A NICE GUY THEN!! You are what we call in Ireland an “amadan”. You must be a great judge of character.

  • Cristina says:

    Nice Laura. I have a loving family and treat my friends very well. By your ethical standards I’m assuming this totally entitles me to torture this Fahey friend of yours. No thanks. It stinks.

  • Michele says:

    Laura if these “scientists” truly loved animals they would never be able to participate in this horrific “research”. Would it be wrong to criticize a serial killer if he was nice to his family or pets???? Give me a break!

  • Laura says:

    What they don’t publish is how Dr. Fahey has two canine companions at home Spike and Muffin and loves them very much! If you knew him personally and knew that he had a loving family you would not write so many abrasive and hurtful things.

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