28 Jul '11, 7pm

Talk about monkeying around - Thousands of UK Monkeys Were Tested Without Purpose

Talk about monkeying around - Thousands of UK Monkeys Were Tested Without Purpose

A panel led by Sir Patrick Bateson , president of the Zoological Society of London, has concluded that over nine percent of all licensed experiments on monkeys between 1996 and 2006 in the United Kingdom were conducted without a benefit to science or medicine . Here’s something more chilling that was found in Bateson’s report. Some scientists who conducted these failed experiments neglected to publish details of their research. Gee, wouldn’t a ”Hey, this won’t really help you find what you’re looking for” report of these tests would be a nice professional courtesy, save future researcher time, and spare the lives of thousands of primates? C’mon, people! Luckily, the panel spoke strongly against such unscientific practice : “Researchers using NHPs (non-human primates) have a moral obligation to publish results – even if negative – in order to prevent work being repeated unn...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/07/28/most-testing-on-monkey...

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