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Published on Apr 19, 2017
In their natural habitats, nonhuman primates have the freedom to travel for miles, scavenge for various foods, socialize with family and friends, climb hills, swing from vines, swim in rivers, and scurry across fields. In laboratories, they are deprived of all sensory stimulation and hardly have enough room to sit, stand, lie down, or turn around. Every year in the U.S., over 105,000 primates are imprisoned in laboratories—such as those at the National Institutes of Health—where they're subjected to abuse and killed in invasive, painful, and terrifying experiments. The U.S Food and Drug Administration reports that animal tests have a 92 percent failure rate in predicting the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical use in humans. So why are we still using animals for experiments that have proved to be ineffective?
PETA's mission statement is that animals are not ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way: http://www.peta.org/about-peta/