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VICTORY: Court rules university must turn-over videos of cruel monkey ‘fright’ experiments

The experiments involve impregnating macaque monkeys, feed them junk food, and then separate the baby monkeys from their mothers in order to frighten them.

ZACHARY TOLIVER: The Multnomah County Circuit Court ruled that Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) must turn over to PETA 74 videos of taxpayer-funded experiments on monkeys… PETA filed a lawsuit against the university last year, after it denied our open-records request for the videos. The experiments took place at the notorious OHSU-operated Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)… The ONPRC, which received more than $218 million in taxpayer-funded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2017, currently holds more than 5,000 monkeys…

The footage is connected to the laboratory of Elinor Sullivan, whose experiments involve impregnating macaque monkeys, feeding the mothers various experimental diets, separating them from their offspring, and deliberately frightening the young monkeys.

OHSU was happy to take millions of tax dollars to impregnate monkeys, feed them “junk food,” and then separate the baby monkeys from their mothers in order to frighten them—but it fought tooth and nail against releasing the videos of this horror.

The university denied PETA’s request for the recordings of these experiments, claiming that its work with the videos was ongoing—but in fact, experimenters had already published several papers based on these federally funded experiments…

Other experiments at the facility include forcing the animals to eat lard and addicting them to nicotine and alcohol. PETA previously obtained footage from OHSU of a publicly funded experiment that Sullivan helped to coordinate in which young monkeys were deliberately frightened with a Mr. Potato Head toy…

Right now, taxpayers are funding gruesome tests in which NIH experimenters cut into monkeys’ heads, saw off a portion of their skulls to expose the brain, and then inject toxins into them to inflict permanent brain damage. Afterward, the experimenters deliberately terrorize the monkeys with fake snakes and spiders.  SOURCE…

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