“It should not be believed that all beings exist for the sake of the existence of man. On the contrary, all the other beings too have been intended for their own sakes and not for the sake of anything else.”
Please help Save Marmosets monkeys from torment and cruelty at Princeton University.
Federally funded Princeton University, which has already been cited for twenty-three animal welfare violations in its laboratories in the last five years, has yet again been found to be involved in animal cruelty concerning the mistreatment of Marmoset monkeys. Previous violations include failing to search for alternatives to animal use, failing to provide primates in pain with adequate veterinary care, and failing to justify drastically restricting primates’ access to drinking water.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of animals PETA has received disturbing reports from a whistleblower concerning the callous behaviour of employees who recently placed at least one marmoset monkey into a plastic ferret exercise ball and rolled the ball through the corridors of the lab for sheer amusement, terrifying the defenceless monkey. Other mistreatment includes rough handling. Marmoset monkeys are tiny timid creatures easily frightened and stressed.
Please add your voice to protest this cruelty and request these animals are removed to an accredited sanctuary.
There is no place in any civilised society for experiments on animals for any reason whatsoever. Also the experiments in the case of these marmoset monkeys could have have been undertaken in their own environment in the wild.
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“Marmosets are small, fragile primates who are very easily stressed by being handled, and this cruel stunt was no doubt terrifying and could have caused serious injuries.
The whistleblower also alleges that staff in this laboratory routinely handle the small monkeys roughly, causing them to bite employees, and have even allowed them to escape from their cages, putting them at risk of harming themselves and others. PETA has filed a complaint with federal authorities and called for fines and revocation of funding. Princeton has a disturbing history of mistreating marmosets and other animals
Please join PETA and call on Princeton to make immediate plans to relocate its marmosets to an accredited sanctuary, where they can live in a safe, more natural environment and be treated with the care, dignity, and respect that they deserve.”
Please sign. There is a template letter which you may edit if you can, but please do send anyway. As I often say please don’t be put off by the request to edit, not all of us can.
Over 40, 000 people have already signed, please help to make it 50,000 or more.
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I utterly abhor any kind of experiment on any animal for any reason be it medical, educational, behavioural or whatever. Frankly concerning animal behavioural investigations I would be more inclined to want to know what it is that makes some people behave so cruelly towards another sentient being. What kind of mentality does a person have who conducts cruel and painful experiments or torments animals, as in the case of Princeton University’s employees. Such perverted mentality is beyond my comprehension, what goes on in the minds of such people, this I find extremely disturbing.
“Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
Indeed anyone who could harm such a helpless creature cannot be a good man – or woman
Another quote regarding the possible mentality of anyone who harms an animal
“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
Princeton University is cited by USDA for violations involving primates used in experiments