Reasons to Celebrate Today:
1. University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Reduced to zero primates in Cat E experiments!
In 2015, they had 12 primates suffering in Category E experiments. But as of 2017, they’re down to zero.
2. Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA)
3. Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (Ridgefield, CT)
4. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (Boston, MA)
5. National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD)
They reduced from having 220 primates suffering in Category E experiments in 2015 down to 174 in 2017.
Note: This isn’t a statement about experiments funded by NIH at other institutions, which is a much bigger universe. This is referring to experiments being done actually at an NIH facility. Most of the primate experiments in the U.S. are funded by NIH, even though they don’t take place at NIH facilities.
Of course, we think all of these experiments should be responsibly ended, and immediately.
But we don’t want to miss an opportunity to recognize a genuinely positive trend that has our team cheering. We’re grateful to the people at these institutions who helped make these reductions happen. After all, they reduced the number of primates that suffer in experiments that we know involve intentional pain, and no pain relief.
Keep in mind that as of 2017, the number of primates suffering in experiments has never been higher. So any reductions are worth celebrating. We’re working to ensure that by the time the next Monkey Day rolls around, more people and institutions will take a stand to end Category E experiments all together.
You can make this possible. Together, we’ve made history before. We’ve led the charge to end the use of chimpanzees in U.S. biomedical resarch and testing and we’ve exposed some of the worst abuses, All with your help.
Join us in our fight to make history again and put an end to this suffering by making your gift today.