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ACTION ALERT: Researcher Laughs at Monkeys He Kills ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !

Animals  (tags: sadistic cruelty, scums, mocking, torturing animals, evidence, labratories, monkeys )

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A presentation by an animal researcher at Wake Forest University features photographs showing distressed or frightened monkeys who are dressed up (or see below) and the photos have mocking captions. Some vivisectors evidently find torturing and killing

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Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday September 27, 2010, 7:18 pm
The presentation in question is a powerpoint document used by a researcher named Thomas Clarkson at a conference held by the National Institute on Aging. The NIA then hosted the presentation on its website, until questions about the tasteless nature of the photographs were raised.

Contact Clarkson and tell him that mocking, torturing, and murdering primates is WRONG!

Thomas B. Clarkson, D.V.M.
Professor, Pathology – Comparative Medicine
Women’s Health Center of Excellence for Research, Leadership, Education
WFU Primate Center
Contact Information
Office: 336-716-1570

The monkeys in question were subjected to psychological stress by unnamed methods, put to sleep, and dissected.

All this was done in the process of research on menopause. These monkeys were killed so that we could better understand menopause.

The monkeys depicted in the presentation include one on the first page, who is wearing what appears to be a dress, and is looking terrified at the camera. There is a speech bubble added that says, “I just don’t know what to think”, as though the monkey is confused about the scientific question ahead instead of terrified for her life.

At the end of the presentation there is another monkey shown wearing large glasses in a “silly” attempt to make her appear erudite. In the photograph, however, you can see a chain wrapped around her neck, which detracts from the photographer’s attempt to make her look humorous.

Incidents like this combine facts that we already know about vivisection. First, some of the most horrendous research isn’t being done to treat life-threatening illnesses, it’s done in the interest of for-profit pharmaceutical companies (Pfizer was a sponsor of the conference where this presentation was given).

Secondly, no matter how many times we hear from researchers that they value the dignity and lives of their test subjects, situations like this will always prove them wrong. How callous does a person have to be to not only kill animals, but to dress them up and humiliate them publicly?

Even if we set aside the pointlessness of the research, even if we set aside the always-improbability of learning about human conditions from animal tests, even if we neglect the trail of money from these experiments that leads back to big pharmaceutical companies, even if we set aside that the potential applications of this research might bring back treatments once linked to cancer, we are still left with the horrifying nature of the experiments themselves.

We are left with the fact that animals were not only killed, but also the fact that those animals bear such resemblance to our own appearance was used to mock them for the amusement of callous vivisectors.

Boycott companies that test on animals. Do not support industries and companies that profit from torturing animals. And do not believe researchers who claim to have animals’ best interests at heart.

Michael Carney (217)
Monday September 27, 2010, 7:19 pm
I'm not a violent person, nor would I hope ever to be put in a position to have to kill someone...However If I were forced to kill someone, I think I could kill this Dr. Thomas Clarkson, and my conscience wouldn't bother me, this Man is an absolute scum bag, and I hope he pays for his crimes, against these Monkeys...All are Gods creatures, so sooner or later Dr. Clarkson, Karma's going to be coming for you ass, and we'll be laughing when it does...

Darlene W (63)
Monday September 27, 2010, 9:31 pm
Anyone that laughs at a poor innocent lab animal , about to be tortured in useless experiments, that is the sickest, most heartless, cruelest, thing to do. Disgusting!

Darlene W (63)
Monday September 27, 2010, 9:34 pm
Noted and email sent

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 28, 2010, 12:20 am
sick! Noted and sent!

Carol H (229)
Wednesday September 29, 2010, 6:57 am
noted, will send e-mail. thanks Simone

Patrizia S (315)
Wednesday September 29, 2010, 7:25 am

Anne W (11)
Wednesday September 29, 2010, 7:25 am
Disgusting. The man deserves to be fired. He is sick.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 29, 2010, 9:03 am
Noted and sent him a scathing email....sick bastard.

. (0)
Wednesday September 29, 2010, 9:14 am

linda b (186)
Wednesday September 29, 2010, 12:34 pm
He's nothing but a sadistic monster.

Sunny k (47)
Wednesday September 29, 2010, 12:39 pm
Gash!! can't believe this is how they do this to all lab animals!!! KILLLS MY HEART!! ALL THE MEN FROM THIS LAB... BETTER END UP IN HELL!! THEY BETTER GO THERE!! THEY HAVE NO SOUL FOR ANIMALS!

Donna B (39)
Wednesday September 29, 2010, 7:02 pm

Susan S (187)
Wednesday September 29, 2010, 8:41 pm
This is so tragic. It proves my suspicion that vivisectors have a very cruel streak.

Thursday September 30, 2010, 2:12 am
Simone... I am absolutely speechless. This is nightmare stuff. Those poor little monkeys. It breaks my heart to think about it even without seeing the video! Like many Care 2 people, I can never watch the videos. Even imagining what is going on is enough to make me sick to my stomach. I will send an email .

Heidi L (88)
Thursday September 30, 2010, 2:40 pm
Email sent

Jason Green (235)
Thursday September 30, 2010, 3:17 pm
emails sent to this sadistic loser

Alison A (244)
Thursday September 30, 2010, 5:14 pm
I am really fed up with being in tears on this site, what is the matter with people. Seeing the word crap written on that monkeys forehead is such a silly thing as the monkey that is the least of the monkey's worries, but it makes me so upset to know that the poor little thing has no one, his fears will never go away and nobody cares because he is just 'crap'.

I have no idea what happens after this life, but I really hope that sadistic creeks feel every little bit of pain and fear that they have caused other living beings. I just wish that I was around to laugh at them!

I have written an email, which came with many more tears, so now I have a headache, so I think that will have to be my lot for tonight.

Good night everyone, sleep well... if you can!

Ritva J (115)
Monday October 4, 2010, 3:36 pm
Sent a note.

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday October 5, 2010, 7:17 pm
Mad scientist. We need to hold these people responsible for their actions. Take him to court.

Mervi R (74)
Tuesday October 12, 2010, 3:38 pm
noted, emails sent
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