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LAST CHANCE TO SAVE THE MONKEYS - Help stop the primate lab

Posted 1 January 2002
A primate

We need people to attend a peaceful demonstration on Saturday 26th January, 12 noon, at 307 Huntingdon Road, Girton, at the junction of the A1307 and A14 on the outskirts of Cambridge.

The council will be debating the application on 6th February so this is our last chance to voice our disapproval.

Cambridge University has re-applied for planning permission for a new primate research centre, 'to develop and test new therapies for disorders such as strokes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease, depression, drug addiction, schizophrenia and childhood hyperactivity disorder'.

Many of the experiments would involve animals' brains being surgically mutilated or deliberately damaged with chemicals. Animal Aid recently highlighted examples of precisely these kinds of experiments with our August 2001 Mad Science Awards - some of which went to Cambridge University researchers. After being brain-damaged, the monkeys were force-fed with drugs and set a battery of tests lasting months or even years. They suffered seizures, vomiting, diarrhoea and tremors before, in most cases, being killed for analysis.

Please add your voice to those opposing this proposed torture centre.

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