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Monkey Reserch Centre in Oxford

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posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 03:06 PM
Hi, i read something about this monkey reasearch centre being built under Oxford University, and ive just watched 28 Days later. Arent the chimps under Oxford Uni in that being tested on???

I was wondering if anyone has any links or any info aboput what theyll be doing there???


posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 02:30 AM
This is about research on macaque monkeys at Oxford uni, some of which are the brain damaged before further testing.

However, there is doubt about the need for this research, particularly the need to cause such brain damage to the monkeys.

This information was already known from studies in humans. The researchers here could clearly have obtained these results from scanning human brains engaged in visual tasks. It is difficult to imagine benefits from this experiment significant enough to justify the enormous suffering of the animals involved.

It seems some of the testing went on for 9 years, but could hardly have been valid, as at least 3 of the monkeys died in this time.

Another quote that questions the need for this research on the monkeys

Human head injury victims are, sadly, all too numerous, and would clearly be the ideal research subjects ...........countless primates could be spared years of suffering and misery.

The article is here

posted on Jun, 23 2004 @ 09:17 AM
I don't remember where i read or heard about it but supposedly the reason why primates have not been used for slave labor yet is because they don't have enough dexterity in their hands to perform slave labor for humans.

But hey, if it ever becomes a reality, we may end up with the Planet of the Apes scenario instead.


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