Cambridge University primates

Cambridge University Primates

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Cambridge University primate experiments came to public attention in 2002 after the publication that year of material from a ten-month undercover investigation in 1998 by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV)., British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, retrieved October 7, 2006. The experiments were being conducted onmarmosets, and included the removal of parts of their brains intended to simulate the symptoms of stroke or Parkinson's disease.Bird, Maryann. , Time magazine, December 7, 2003.

BUAV said the investigation revealed examples of animal abuse indicating that animals were inadequately protected by the Animals Act 1986. After a review by the government's chief inspector of animals ruled against BUAV's argument that the project licences should not have been granted, BUAV applied to the High Court for a judicial review. The review ruled against BUAV on three of the four grounds, but on the remaining ground it found the Home Office had underestimated the suffering of the marmosets by categorizing the experiments as "moderate," rather than "substantial." The Home Office announced a review of its procedures for categorizing animal suffering.<ref...
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