Sir David Attenborough joins call for an end to brain tests on primates

Sir David Attenborough is among a group of leading scientists, academics, and animal welfare experts from around the world who have signed an open letter calling for an end to using primates for neuroscience testing. The letter, which was published in UK’s The Independent, calls for an end of support for certain neuroscience experiments, given the level of suffering caused to the animals and the availability of human-based approaches. “We, the undersigned, are concerned at the level of suffering involved in many neuroscience experiments on non-human primates, especially where fluid deprivation and movement restraint is involved, and believe that there has now been sufficient progress in human-based alternatives to call into serious question whether further research of this type is necessary,” reads the letter, organised by animal welfare group Cruelty Free…


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