NIH Ends Some Invasive, Distressing Procedures on Infant Monkey

January 30, 2015

In response to complaints filed by PETA regarding the National Institutes of Health’s cruel maternal-deprivation experiments on baby monkeys, the agency made a number of adjustments to the experiments, including discontinuing stressful brain scans, painful spinal taps, and some blood draws on newborn monkeys. The agency also informed PETA that it’s planning to improve its external review process to assess the appropriateness of experiments on animals, which was not being done previously.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind