Cambridge University Exposed
The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV)
is the world's leading anti-vivisection campaigning organisation, founded
in 1898. The BUAV campaigns peacefully for effective, lasting change by
challenging attitudes and actions towards animals worldwide.
Cambridge University was recently the subject of an undercover investigation
by the BUAV. The investigation, which was made public in May 2002, revealed
the full horror of primate research in the UK.
At Cambridge University a colony of between 400-500 marmosets were kept
in small, barren metal cages. The monkeys were being bred for use in brain
experiments. For 10 months, a dedicated BUAV investigator filmed the miserable
lives of the monkeys, which were deliberately brain-damaged in the name
At the end of their ordeal, all the experimental monkeys would be killed
by injection. Despite the severity of the procedures, the Government classified
the experiments under the category of causing only 'moderate' suffering.
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Find out more about BUAV and the work that they do at www.buav.org