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BIOQUAL Conducts Chimpanzee Experiments Now Deemed Unnecessary by Government Panel
Md. -- In the wake of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) landmark report
concluding that "most current biomedical research use of chimpanzees is
not necessary" and the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) suspension of
funding for future chimpanzee experiments and reevaluation of currently funded
studies, PETA has bought stock in Rockville-based BIOQUAL, a private contract
laboratory known for its painful, invasive experiments on great apes in order
to introduce a shareholder resolution calling on the company to end these
one recent NIH-funded study, NIH and BIOQUAL experimenters separated six young
chimpanzees from their mothers, locked them in individual cages, and exposed
them to norovirus, which causes diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. The chimpanzees—who
were as young as 2 years old—were then subjected to months of painful biopsy
procedures in which pieces of their organs were removed.
IOM report released last week states that chimpanzees are not needed for
norovirus studies. BIOQUAL also continues to conduct hepatitis C experiments on
chimpanzees, which the IOM has not deemed necessary and which were ended by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in 2008.
experiments on chimpanzees at BIOQUAL and elsewhere are decried by the public,
have been deemed unnecessary by the nation's leading scientific authority, and
are on track to lose their funding," says PETA Vice President Kathy
Guillermo. "BIOQUAL's continued use of young chimpanzees in painful
experiments shows the urgent need for the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings
Act, which would shut down experiments on chimpanzees in the U.S. for
history of abusing chimpanzees dates back to 1987, when an undercover
video released by PETA showed infant chimpanzees isolated in dark, empty
steel cages. Jane Goodall visited the laboratory and then called for its
closure, describing it as "one of the very worst."
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