Stop Using Monkeys in Cruel Research

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Target: Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President of Stanford University

Goal: End the use of monkeys in research at Stanford University.

One of the nation’s top schools, Stanford University, continues to use monkeys in its research and experiments despite knowing these intelligent animals can experience pain and fear just like humans. It is time this university end it’s use of monkeys in the laboratory.

Recently, a monkey was “accidentally” burned on her face because of a heat lamp. The second-degree burns were apparently caused by carelessness. The heating lamp was used for light instead of a regular lamp. Unfortunately, “accidents” like this are unavoidable.

Sign this petition to demand Stanford stop using monkeys in its research. There are many available methods today that do not involve animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Tessier-Lavigne,

Recently, researchers at your university used a heat lamp instead of a regular lamp in order to see. This apparent carelessness caused second-degree burns on a monkey’s face. It is time to retire your monkeys and begin using methods that do not involve animals.

Unfortunately, accidents like this are unavoidable. Monkeys, just like humans, experience pain and fear. These intelligent and social animals should not be imprisoned and treated like a petri dish any longer, especially when other methods are available.

Please consider switching to non-animal methods. Thanks to today’s incredible advancements in technology, there are many ways to conduct research without harming animals.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ed Schipul

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20 Comments

  1. HOW DO THE PERPETRATORS OF SUCH EVIL SLEEP AT NIGHT, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOIST HEINOUS CRIMES OF THE CENTURY, I TRULY, ALONG WITH THE MAJORITY OF DECENT HUMAN BEING WANT EVERYTHING PAINFUL AND HORRENDOUS TO HAPPEN TO THE LOW LIFE SCUM THAT INFLICT SUCH TORTURE TO THESE POOR ANIMAL VICTIMS….I TRULY HOPE THAT IN THE FUTURE THE FATE OF THESE EVIL SECRETIVE LESS THAN HUMAN INDIVIDUALS HAVE A LIFE OF PERMANENT PAIN IN THEIR LIVES AND EVERYTHING BAD TO HAPPEN TO THEM.

  2. Shouldn’t we use humans to study science and human diseases? Why choose animals? Because they don’t have a voice? Animals suffer the same amount of pain, suffering, distress as humans. Please show compassion, stop exploiting animals Stanford University!

    • Exactly! Animals suffer the same pain, fear and distress, yet, frequently the results of this cruelty can’t even be applied to humans!
      I can’t believe these barbaric practices are still allowed….especially when there are computer simulations that actually apply to humans.
      This is just cruelty for the sadistic sake of cruelty.
      If you really need living beings to test on the prisons are full of child molesters, rapists and murderers to experiment on….or better yet, use people convicted of animal cruelty.

      • Sanity Check says:

        The prisons aren’t full of those kinds of people. They’re mostly full of people with drug offences, like half. The people you’re talking about are like 10% when you throw in arson and kidnapping too.

        The pace of medicine would be slow, but I agree it would be better if humans volunteered instead of taking liberties with bodies that aren’t their own. It’s truly horrifying that people like these researchers, yourself Lacey, child molesters, rapists, and murderers are all so ready to decide what will happen with someone else’s body.

        You and these researchers are the most similar in that you’re both so sure your reasons for forcing suffering on someone are justified.

        There’s a reason experimenting on prisoners is illegal. Let’s not even joke about that.

  3. I can’t leave a reply as I would be arrested for my silent thoughts if they were to be expressed. Just know that your judgment day will be upon you and you will have to answer to the almighty (praying he shows no mercy) on you. Have you ever heard of Karma? Well let me tell you, its a real “B$#ch… Just stop using these innocent animals without a voice all in the name of the big green DOLLAR!

    • Sanity Check says:

      You’re praying to a deity to show no mercy while warning about karma?

      I hope the deity isn’t a Greek god. They love to grant ironic justice.

  4. The majority of these tests (aside from really just benefitting financially researchers and pharmaceutical companies through tax write-offs) yield very little in the way of applicable science. It’s sadly a lot of scientists who lack empathy who waste animal’s lives and taxpayer’s money without benefitting anyone else.

  5. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Monkeys are intelligent, kind, compassionate and fell fear and pain just like we do. PLEASE stop using monkeys and other living creatures for your tests. Instead, use humane methods of testing. Animals do not deserve to be abused like this!

  6. No no no! The thing these clever scientists lack is pity and common humanity, and looking ahead to render these cruel, hellish experiments a thing of the past. Future generations will look back to this with horror. Decent people see it now. Science must be far enough ahead now to find alternative methods- or is it that torturing animals is cheaper????

  7. THIS IS SO HEARTBREAKING, CAN YOU THINK HOW FRIGHTENED THESE POOR LITTLE HELPLESS CREATURES FEEL WHEN SEEING A HUMAN BEING COMING TOWARDS THEM, WHY DO THEY HAVE TO USE ANIMALS AT ALL IT IS OUT DATED, USE EACH OTHER IF IT IS SO IMPORTANT, LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE.

  8. How could these evil people sleep at night use the people that animal cruelty for it give them a bit of what they do ARSEHOLES.

  9. unacceptable to use any living being for testing now .

  10. Wendy Morrison says:

    Stanford University needs to be held responsible for their CRUEL experiments on monkeys and CHARGED with ANIMAL CRUELTY!

  11. Lilian Caughlin says:

    If European Countries can use simulators why not here in the US. It’s barbaric and inhumane. We know enough now in regards to animals feelings. Not any different than ours.
    Maybe one day you all will be on the receiving end when Karma bites hope you have enough time to remember this.

  12. Cynthia Gannon says:

    You wonder how these sadistic experimenter ‘s sleep at night. Very well I think. They are too callous and insensitive to even care. But when sorrow comes knocking at their own door they will be distraught. I wish for all of them that sorrow be a constant companion to them in their lives.

  13. EVIL HUMANS IN EVIL JOBS, GETTING PAID TO TORTURE & MURDER ANIMALS!!!!! ITS FUCKING SICK!!!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH ALL THOSE IN POWER, THEY SHOULD BE SHOT, THEY ARE SICK & TWISTED FOR ALLOWING THIS EVIL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS!!!!

  14. these are all killer, government-approved mass killer in any order from any politicians or officials, which the curse is money more important than the life of many, very many, very many animals.
    I have to say it: “has 1 animal life for me worth more – than 1 million people.”
    because who atrocities much and mass murders are in order or makes himself, his life is not worth it.

  15. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

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