NIH Ends Cruel Baby-Monkey Experiments Following PETA Campaign

December 15, 2015

Following an intensive yearlong PETA campaign, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it’s ending its cruel maternal deprivation and psychological experiments on baby monkeys, in which infant monkeys were torn away from their mothers at birth to traumatize them, terrorized with loud sounds and fake snakes, intimidated by human experimenters, addicted to alcohol, and forced to live alone in tiny cages in order to intensify their psychological distress. The experiments had been conducted at NIH for more than 30 years. Now, the laboratory is being closed down, and the lead experimenter will no longer be involved in any experiments on animals.

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