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ACTION ALERT; S.A.E.N. - STOP the Horrific Animal Experiments at University of California, Davis

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Please forward to All Activists and Email lists The University of California, Davis imprisons over 7600 primates including rhesus monkeys and titi monkeys. The animals at this facility suffer terribly in experiments which subject them to

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Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday January 19, 2009, 9:55 pm
The University of California, Davis imprisons over 7600 primates including
rhesus monkeys and titi monkeys. The animals at this facility suffer
terribly in experiments which subject them to infectious diseases, and other
highly invasive procedures. These procedures include confining primates to
restraint chairs with heads bolted in place and extended periods of water

The health and well-being of primates at this facility are clearly very bad
based on information from UC Davis primate health care records. Postmortems
for 404 primates show 117 diagnoses of colitis, and inanition a bodily
condition resembling starvation was diagnosed 108 times. Dehydration is
noted 91 times. Treatment records for these animals disclose 403 instances
of traumatic injuries, including 143 amputations. There were 387 wounds, 221
bites, 70 abrasions, and 40 fractures.

The primates at this facility are so severely stressed that they often
engage in self destructive behavior. UC Davis Health Care records reveal
the shocking truth:

Primate 27432 -- The necropsy states: "The cutaneous lesions were
consistent with clinical diagnosis of self trauma." This primate was
handled for cage moves, clinical treatments, serum samples, etc. 323 times
in 14 years and seven months of life span. Self injury is never mentioned
until the necropsy report which lists self trauma. It was never noticed.

Primate 30805 is listed with a finger amputation on Jan 6 2003 and in July
2003. But, then there are no mentions of injuries from July 2003 through
death in Jan of 2008, a period of 5 years. At death this primates is
described as: "The animal is presented in good flesh with severe traumatic
injuries (self-inflicted) on all limbs." There is no mention of injuries
for the 4 years from July 2003 death in Jan of 2008. Clearly, this is
inadequate observation.

Primate 33659 is described at necropsy: "The animal is presented in good
flesh with multiple, mostly healed or healing cutaneous lacerations. . . .
(self-trauma)." In the entire clinical record there is no mention of
lacerations, or treatments for lacerations.

Primate 34975 The necropsy for this animal states: "There are multiple
(self-inflicted) cutaneous abrasions/lacerations. (self-trauma)." Injuries
are never mentioned in clinical record.

Primate 35297 The necropsy states: "The animal is presented thin with
multiple (self-inflicted) cutaneous lacerations." "Skin self-inflicted
injury." Other than a mention of "lip inflammation, traumatic agent" in
August of 2007 there is no mention of injuries.

Primate 35927 The necropsy states: "The animal is presented thin with
multiple cutaneous abrasions/lacerations (self-injurious behavior)." There
are no mentions of injuries during the entire lifetime of this animal.

Primate 27257 The necropsy states: "The animal is presented in good flesh
with severe musculotaneous trauma to the right arm and the right side of the
face." "Body as a whole traumatic abnormality (bite wounds)." The clinical
record states on 6/3/98 "chronic intermittent upper extremity self
mutilation" However, despite the fact that this animal has an issue with
self-inflicted injuries, the records reveal no mentions of treatments or
even that injuries were noticed, for a ten year period. IN fact, the
injuries are first mentioned at necropsy.

Please go to our Animal Abuser of the week page to contact two UC Davis
Researchers, Kenneth Britten and Gregg Recanzone to protest the abusive
practices used in their experiments. Britten:


We have also filed a complaint with the USDA regarding these animals. You
can see the complaint at:

You can also read about the UC Davis primates in article form at:

We have contacted the Chancellor of the University of California, Davis to
demand the right to inspect their primate facilities. Our letter is posted

Please contact him to add your voice to ours:

Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef

(530) 752-2065
Fax: (530) 752-2400

Mrak Hall, Fifth Floor
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Leslie Myers (24)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 3:48 pm
I'm amazed....but not surprised, I guess. Davis is so environmentally conscious....I thought!!!! No doubt it's a financial issue with huge funds funneled to universities for these horrific experiments. I wonder how many of the locals are aware of these atrocities??? Thank you Simone!

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 3:50 pm
Letters sent. I think a protest is what is called for on the campus.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 4:07 pm
The right to inspect the university's primate facilities? What? Are they in denial? If you need help to spread the word, you can count on me! And I ask the same question Leslie Myers asked: How many of the locals are aware of these atrocities? How about switching to Homeopathic solutions?

melissa m (6)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 4:14 pm
this is sick :) stop the experiments!!!!enough is enough people!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Tuesday January 20, 2009, 11:50 pm
Makes me so mad that our tax dollars are being used to torture and terrorize innocent animals. DOD- Department of Defense

Wanda P (8)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 10:22 pm

Kathy W (299)
Wednesday January 21, 2009, 10:35 pm
Vivisection has got to end! It is cruel, inhumane and completely uncalled for! Emails sent.
Thanks Simone.
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