Action for Primates
In our news or take action pages, we report on the types of research to which non-human primates are being subjected. Bear in mind that these reports comprise only a tiny example of the dozens of experiments published each week.
For the current year, choose Resources > Research on non-human primates from the main menu.
Although we emphasise welfare issues with respect to how the research impacted on the individuals, please bear in mind that the non-human primates used were all essentially wild animals, even if bred in captivity. Because of this, the suffering and stress of being in captivity was inherent in every case.
The work was carried out at the Institute of Primate Research, Nairobi, Kenya, and approved by its
institutional ethical committee. Most of the researchers were from facilities in California, Texas and Mexico The only financial support reported was self-funding by one of the authors from Community Memorial Hospital, Oxnard, CA, USA. The research was referred to as a
pilot study, which means further similar research on baboons is likely. See our News report for more information.