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Primate Experiments: The facts

Posted: 30 April 2007

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The failed trial of TGN1412

The unreliable nature of animal testing was revealled when the trial of test drug TGN1412 went disastrously wrong. The drug was given to healthy volunteers in doses 500 times weaker than that given to lab monkeys, but in an hour the volunteers were so seriously ill that they had to be transferred to intensive care and almost died.

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Ten years of monkey misery, for what?

Ten years ago we showed the world pictures of poor Elisa, a macaque monkey at the Institute of Neurology with electrodes and bolts permanently implanted in her head. We examine ten years of monkey experiments at the establishment and find the experimenters themselves blaming “remarkable species differences” for the failure to apply primate findings to human brains….

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Different species, different results

Are experiments on animals really necessary for progress? We think not. In fact the majority of medical research does not use animals, and where animals are used each species responds differently to drugs and chemicals - therefore results from animal tests are unreliable as a means of predicting likely effects in humans.

Find out how results in monkeys differ to human reactions

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The truth about monkey brains

We look at the facts behind claims that monkey experiments are needed for progress in research on Parkinson’s disease and find a different story, owing more to the drug taking of Californian students than the torture of monkeys in labs.

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Commercial testing on primates exposed

How animals suffer and die inside Scotland’s Inveresk Research in order to test commercial products from pharmaceuticals to paint…

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Inside London’s Institute of Neurology

NAVS/ADI undercover investigation exposes conditions inside prestigious London laboratory….

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