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Newcastle University to stop research on wild caught baboons in Kenya!

December 20, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments
We are pleased to let you know that today Newcastle University has released a statement declaring that it will end its involvement in controversial research on wild-caught baboons in Kenya.  

 

This move follows the recent BUAV investigation, Captive Cruelty, which uncovered the cruel capture and use of wild baboons in Kenya, and the involvement of researchers from Newcastle University who were travelling to the country to conduct highly invasive research using public funding.

 

Thank you to all who signed our petition and joined our call to Newcastle University  to stop its researchers bypassing UK law and going to Kenya to conduct disturbing research on wild-caught baboons. And thank you so much to all of supporters who have donated so generously to the BUAV this year. We simply could not have achieved this without you.

Yet there is still more to do. Our investigation, Captive Cruelty, revealed the terrible suffering inflicted on wild baboons in Kenya. Kept in conditions which seriously compromise their welfare and breach international guidelines before being subjected to shocking experiments. Many animals were housed on their own for years in small metal barren cages, resulting in disturbed abnormal behaviour. It is a far cry from roaming freely across the plains of Africa.

Baboons belong in the wild and NOT in laboratories. We desperately need your help to end the use of wild caught baboons in experiments once and for all.  Please help us end the cruel capture and use of baboons in research by making a donation today.

Please support the BUAV Captive Cruelty Campaign:

SIGN AND SHARE our petition calling on the President of Kenya to stop the cruel capture and use of wild baboons for research

PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE our film (Warning: some viewers may find it upsetting): http://bit.ly/captivevideo

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