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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspectors recently found that staff at the University of California, Berkeley’s lab have been severely neglecting captive macaque monkeys. The monkeys were so dehydrated when they arrived at the facility that the animals were no longer urinating and, in some cases, no longer eating. One of the monkeys had eyes that were sunken in from a severe level of dehydration.

The majority of animal testing is used in medicine and for other human products and treatments. According to PETA, the National Institutes of Health wastes $12 billion annually on animal testing that leads nowhere, these experiments on animals fail 90% of the time! The research used on animals rarely correlates when it is tested on humans, making it a waste of money and unnecessary. Monkeys, mice, rats, and dogs are all used in animal experiments around the nation. It’s time countries ban animal experimentation altogether as it hurts humans as well.

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What’s worse about this horror story is it was not an accident. The staff at UC Berkeley knew that their monkeys were neglected and suffering. Before the investigation, veterinarians checked on the monkeys twice and found that they were not being properly cared for. The staff was even taught how to follow proper protocols, monitor the monkeys’ water levels, and provide them with adequate sustenance. However, when the USDA came back, nothing changed. Sign the petition to demand justice for the monkeys!

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