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National Primate Liberation Week- Day of Action on Sunday, October 23rd!

Join us on Sunday, October 23 as we participate in a national week of action against this horrid system.

MEET UP AT 5:30pm at Red & Black Café!! Carpools will leave no later than 6pm!

We will be going on a short "home demonstration" tour. It'll be a sort of a, "meet your local vivisector" type of affair.

Please join us as we hold those responsible accountable!
Over 70,000 primates (rhesus monkeys, baboons, squirrel monkeys, chimpanzees, etc.) are experimented on every year in the United States. Many thousands of primates are also imprisoned in labs for breeding and conditioning. Recent USDA statistics reveal that over 124,000 primates are held captive in U.S. laboratories.

Many primates are caged in facilities owned by the federal government. Over 7500 are imprisoned within the laboratories of the National Institutes of Health. The Department of Defense incarcerates over 1600. Other federal agencies also use primates in experimentation including NASA, USDA, FDA, and the CDC. And animal dealers who sell primates to labs lock away 7000 - 10000. Over 20,000 primates are imported to the U.S. for experimentation every year.

Many of these primates experience horrible conditions. Recent government documentation has revealed primates dying of dehydration, starvation, hypothermia, heat stress, being boiled alive in cage washers, wasting diseases, hepatitis, encephalitis, and many other severe illnesses.

The experiments to which these intelligent animals are subjected are extremely cruel. Many primates are confined to restraint chairs for many hours. Others suffer through the throes of withdrawal from addictive drugs. Devices are often literally bolted to the skulls of primates using steel screws. Infants are ripped away from their mothers and driven insane. This list of cruelties only scratches the surface.

These intelligent social animals often suffer terribly from isolation. Approximately 35% of the animals housed in labs undergo some level of social isolation. Solitary housing has been shown to cause psychologically aberrant behavior in primates within laboratories. In fact, as many as 10% of isolated primates engage in self-injurious behavior, biting and tearing at their own flesh though recent information indicates that these numbers may be very low.

Duplication within the system is rampant, with some experiments being funded dozens of times simultaneously, wasting tens of millions in federal funding.

At the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC), administrated by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), there are over 4,000 primates confined to a life of intolerable oppression. They are the subjects of human greed, vanity, arrogance, and ignorance. They are the subjects of absurd research studies. They are forced into alcohol dependency, have nicotine injected in through their backs and are force fed gluttonous diets until the point major obesity. They are the subjects of abuse and captivity because we, the human public, too often stand idly by and let institutions like OHSU, the NIH, and medical and pharmaceutical industries perpetuate.

Join us on Sunday, October 23 as we participate in a national week of action against this horrid system.

MEET UP AT 5:30pm at Red & Black Café!! Carpools will leave no later than 6pm!

We will be going on a short "home demonstration" tour. It'll be a sort of a, "meet your local vivisector" type of affair.

Please join us as we hold those responsible accountable!

homepage: homepage: http://pdxanimaldefenseleague.org