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Monkey Poachers Are Fueling the Animal Research Industry

November 17, 2022
In the wild wetlands of Southeast Asia, a person sets a trap and awaits a valuable catch: an endangered monkey who will be exchanged on the black market to a co-conspirator breeding company, then sold and shipped to the U.S. for experimentation.  It sounds like the plot of…

Giving Tuesday 2022: For Helen (Gott Ads)

November 17, 2022
Make My Donation Helen was never going to have the normal life of a macaque monkey.  She would never swing from branch to branch in the sunny trees of her rightful home. She would never forage the wild for food. She would never drink from…

Take Action for Helen: Part 6—Sentience

November 16, 2022
[caption id="attachment_4291" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photos of Helen (a.k.a. A9L028) the macaque, from documents we uncovered through public records requests to the New Iberia Research Center.[/caption] Helen’s life mattered to her. Just as ours matter to us. Humans often justify the exploitation of non-human research subjects…

Take Action for Helen: Part 5—Resistance

November 9, 2022
[caption id="attachment_4291" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photos of Helen (a.k.a. A9L028) and her dermatological wounds from records we uncovered through public records requests to the New Iberia Research Center.[/caption] During Helen’s time at the University of Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center, one of her co-captives seized a momentary opportunity and

No, We Shouldn’t Subject Convicted Criminals to Experiments

November 3, 2022
Animal experimentation is wrong for so many reasons. Researchers force unwilling animals into unimaginable circumstances. The animals subsist in unnatural environments. They’re forced to endure cruel experiments to satisfy human curiosity. They’re commonly mistreated, neglected, and abused. And worst of all? Their suffering is for almost nothing. Animals’ biology…

Take Action for Helen: Part 4—The Primate Trade

November 2, 2022
Animal experimentation doesn’t just harm non-human animals tortured in labs and humans in need of medical care–it harms all animals, including the (only!) 4% of all mammals on Earth who remain wild.  Long-tailed macaques, who were added to the “endangered” species list for the first…