The monkey farm: Primates being bred for experiments

DOWN a gravel track, surrounded by surveillance cameras, high metal gates and electrified wire, is a long, unmarked building with a dozen cages on each side.

Macaque monkeys hang on the wire of these sparse enclosures. They chirp, and two poke out their tongues provocatively.

Several of the possum-sized monkeys have bulky yellow collars around their necks. But through a zoom lens, it's clear the collars are more like yokes, with handles attached. These primates are no pets, and this is not a zoo.

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Editorial:

Testing on animals and the moral imperative. Victorian primate research raises serious questions

 

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