Bulletin: February 2011 bulletin available for download

Help stop the importation of primates for research.

Did you know that Australia is currently home to three government-funded primate breeding facilities - the National Marmoset and Macaque Facilities at Churchill, Victoria and the National Baboon Facility in Sydney, all of which breed animals specifically for the purpose of being used in research?

During the last ten years, despite this "ready supply", eight permits have been granted to import primates into Australia for research. This includes shipments of 67 macaques imported from Indonesia in 2003 and a further 44 macaques in 2009, both provided to the University of Melbourne for HIV/AIDS vaccine research.

 

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