The relaunch of appalling anxiety experiments on baby monkeys has been approved at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for relaunch in June, despite their cruelty, the lack of any benefit to humans they yield, and decades of opposition.
The study, in which newborn monkeys will be subjected to various terrifying stressors to record the effects and then summarily euthanized, will never lead to relevant data that can be extrapolated to aid in the treatment of human infants and children. After outcry from hundreds of thousands of compassionate objectors, the study’s lead Ned Kalin, PhD, announced in March he would no longer tear the monkeys away from their mothers to see the effects – yet the terrifying anxiety-inducing stressors in the experiment would continue.
Over 250 maternal deprivation experiments on animals have already been conducted to date. Over 7,000 animals were subjected to procedures that induced distress, despair, anxiety, general psychological devastation, or even death. The results of this research have had little impact on clinical practice. Learn more here.
“There is no ethical justification for the University of Wisconsin-Madison resuming this abhorrent and immoral practice,” says NEAVS President Theodora Capaldo, EdD. “NEAVS, like other organizations and the public, must voice the strongest opposition in order to end this practice now. There has never been, and will never be relevant data that can be extrapolated to aid in the treatment of human infants and children.”
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