Inside the Monkey Lab: The ethics of testing on animals

“Although attempting to represent a balanced view, (and some comments, including the perceived benefits gained from using animals can certainly be challenged) includes a rare opportunity to see footage of inside a primate breeding and research facility – Biomedical Primate Research Centre – in Holland.Considering the willingness of this institute to open their doors to public scrutiny we can safely assume that this is one of the “better” facilities in the world, yet it is interesting that the researchers  acknowledge the experience of the animals as being “deeply unpleasant”. Due to the secrecy within the Australian industry we can only wonder how our treatment of these animals compares. Obtaining information about primate research in Australia is often difficult, but we do know that research into HIV and infectious disease (as discussed in the video) is being done here – on primates.Viewer discretion is advised as some scenes may be upsetting, however I do urge you to watch this video. We must not let out of sight mean out of mind.”

Read the article here.

For more information on the use of primates in research in Australia please visit Ban Primate Experiments (Australia).

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