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News :: Radical Culture : Social Welfare
Univ of Wisconsin: Cancel The Unethical Torture and Killing of Baby Monkeys!
07 May 2015
The University of Wisconsin is secretly torturing baby monkeys in 'terror' research. The monkeys are scheduled to die. The unviersity has tasered pigs in brutal 'science' funded by the US Justice Department and has for many years been a primate torture Bastille. It is helping keep Americans fat with its corrupt relationship to Wisconsin's dairy farmers.
The summary is written by a supporter of Dr Ruth Decker
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University of Wisconsin: Cancel The Unethical Torture and Killing of Baby Monkeys!
Dr. Ruth Decker, M.D., J.D., M.B.A. St Louis, MO

As an alumna of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Medicine, I am horrified to learn that my alma mater plans to conduct highly controversial and cruel experiments that will torture and kill baby monkeys.

The experiments, led by Dr. Ned Kalin, will take newborn rhesus macaque monkeys away from their mothers (who have been restrained or drugged against their will while their baby is removed). The defenseless baby monkeys are then sent to solitary confinement—where they are terrorized and exposed to anxiety-inducing stressors including live snakes, painful skin-punch biopsies, and stressful brain scans. After this relentless torture, they are killed before the age of two.

The university gained notoriety in the 1960s when Harry Harlow first isolated infant primates from their mothers in the now infamous maternal deprivation studies. The effects were devastating. The babies went into shock, huddling in the corners of their cages, clutching themselves, rocking, and self-mutilating. Today, such methods are considered extreme and unethical yet are being revived in Kalin’s proposed research.I am shocked that this great university, which holds itself as a premier institution, is regressing to engage in these barbaric studies.

Painless methods of research that do not involve animal suffering and that better assess the cognitive aspects of anxiety disorders are already available. The maternal deprivation method, which one researcher calls "hopelessly crude and antiquated," traumatizes baby monkeys in the worst ways imaginable.

There is some evidence that someone behind these proposed experiments intentionally left out several committee members opposed to these cruel tests -- which is illegal for these taxpayer funded tests! The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to investigate the approval for these tests due to this controversy.

As a former faculty member and investigator at the University of Michigan, I had NIH (public) funding to support my genetic research. I am familiar with the guidelines universities must follow.The university has failed to meet these objectives.

I ask you to join me and condemn the needless torture and killing of baby monkeys.

Please sign the petition below and demand the University of Wisconsin cancel these horrific experiments!
Letter to
John R. Behling, UW Board of Regents
David G. Walsh, UW Board of Regents
Gerald Whitburn, UW Board of Regents
and 25 others
John Lucas, Executive Director University Communications & Marketing
Ray Cross, President
Richard L. Antoine – Chair Wisconsin Alumni Association
Dr. Ned H. Kalin
Dean, School of Medicine and Public Health and Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs Dr. Robert N. Golden
Department of Pathobiological Sciences Eric Sandgreen
Daniel Uhlrich
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare - NIH
Dr. Thomas R. Insel, Director NIMH
Board of Regents
José F. Vásquez, UW Board of Regents
Anicka S. Purath, UW Board of Regents
Mark J. Bradley, UW Board of Regents
José M. Delgado, UW Board of Regents
Tony Evers, UW Board of Regents
Michael J. Falbo, UW Board of Regents President
Margaret Farrow, UW Board of Regents
Eve M. Hall, UW Board of Regents
Nicolas A. Harsy, UW Board of Regents
Tim Higgins, UW Board of Regents
Regina Millner, UW Board of Regents Vice President
Janice Mueller, UW Board of Regents
Drew Petersen, UW Board of Regents
Charles Pruitt, UW Board of Regents
Edmund Manydeeds, UW Board of Regents
The controversial and cruel maternal deprivation experiments planned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison are considered extreme and unethical by many in the scientific community. Yet such methods are being revived in Dr. Kalin’s outdated torture experiments on baby monkeys.

The Animal Welfare Act requires any research involving animals to be rigorously scrutinized by a full oversight committee. Yet Dr. Kalin’s protocol for these highly controversial and cruel tests left out several committee members who are opposed to these cruel tests in the approval process.

Furthermore, the public has a right to insist that federal tax dollars not be wasted on unnecessary “terror testing,” when far more useful and painless methods of research are already available that do not involve animal suffering.

The University of Wisconsin holds itself as a premier and progressive institution. These unnecessary and barbaric studies—rammed through the approval process without full engagement of the committee—do not reflect the values of a leading research university.

Please cancel the unethical and unnecessary torture of baby monkeys in these maternal deprivation tests.

1 month ago
Petition update
Urgent NCAA Tournament Social Media Storm for Baby Monkeys
Hello Everyone, Thanks to the nearly 400,000 of you who have signed this petition so far! The University of Wisconsin (UW) plays Duke University in the highly anticipated NCAA men’s basketball title game, and this is... Read more
1 month ago
Petition update update – 3/25/2015
University of Wisconsin: Cancel The Unethical Torture and Killing of Baby Monkeys!
Hello baby monkey supporters. We are now almost 400,000 voices strong. Your efforts are starting to show signs of success. The university has... Read more
3 months ago
Petition update
Call your Representative to help baby monkeys
Hello everyone. Keep on sharing the petition link with everyone you know. We are growing every day! For the next step in stopping the experiments at... Read more
5 months ago
Petition update
1 minute to help baby monkeys. We're not stopping now!
Hello everyone. The University of Wisconsin football team, the Badgers, have a big game today plus a lot of student just found out they were accepted into the school for next year so they are on social media talking... Read more
6 months ago
Petition update
Urgent action for monkeys before Board of Regents meeting
Morning Protest Against UW Madison's Primate Maternal Deprivation Study - Board of Regents | Facebook
Greetings everyone! On Thursday morning, November 6th, University of Wisconsin's Board of Regents is meeting in Madison. A protest is being... Read more
6 months ago
Petition update
The latest updates on #UWMadison baby monkey experiments
Hello everyone. Just a couple of FYIs so you know what others are doing in addition to this petition. On October 22, the national research watchdog group Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN), announced that... Read more
7 months ago
Petition update
Overwhelming opposition to cruel baby monkey experiments at #UWMadison
Hello. More news for those of you following this campaign. First and foremost, there is no confirmation that these experiments have started yet. So thank you! At a formal and public university sponsored... Read more
1 comment
7 months ago
Petition update
News coverage of petition to save baby monkeys at University of Wisconsin
Hello everyone. Our campaign is still going strong. Thank you for your support! Recently the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) spoke with national TV personality Jane Velez-Mitchell... Read more
7 months ago
Petition update
Social media actions you can take to help baby monkeys
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Hello. The petition against experiments on baby monkeys at University of Wisconsin is nearing 300,000 signatures thanks to you, and I'd... Read more
8 months ago
Petition update
Can you help baby monkeys?
Hello all. I am so grateful that nearly 200,000 people have signed my petition to help these baby monkeys who the University of Wisconsin wants to torture by cruel anxiety and trauma-inducing experimentation. I know... Read more

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