Victory! Army to Stop Cruel Monkey Labs

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Posted October 13, 2011 by Rachelle Owen

In a huge victory for vervet monkeys, U.S. military officials have confirmed that the Army is ending cruel monthly training exercises at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in which monkeys are poisoned with a drug overdose that makes them suffer from violent seizures in a crude demonstration of the effects of nerve-agent exposure. Instead of abusing terrified monkeys, Aberdeen—the only Army base in the country that uses animals for this training—will now use human patient simulators, just as every other military facility already does. The move follows months of vigorous campaigning by PETA!

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PETA’s campaign against the barbaric chemical casualty training exercises included a series of protests this week outside the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army as well as Street Teamers who took to the streets to speak up for monkeys.Supporters of this effort included veterans, physicians, active service members, and actor Woody Harrelson, who sent a letter on PETA’s behalf to Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno. Many others have also been protesting at Army recruitment centers, flooding the offices of Army officials with e-mails and phone calls, and even gathering outside the homes of Army officials affiliated with the monkey lab. One PETA member even disrupted a speaking event last week by Aberdeen’s commanding general, Nick Justice.

Please send an e-mail to Maj. Gen. Nick Justice (nick.justice@us.army.mil) to thank him for this compassionate decision and ask that he ensure that the transition to simulators be made immediately.

Thank you for speaking up for monkeys!

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  • 1260 days ago

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    Yay 😀

  • Eve

    1261 days ago

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    Great job PETA! i LUV YOUU!

  • 1287 days ago

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    YOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1287 days ago

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    I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!
    ALOHA from Hawaii!!!!

  • 1292 days ago

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    Work paid off wonderfully 😀

  • 1299 days ago

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    thats awesome!

  • 1299 days ago

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    I am so happy that they stopped! 😀 …But it’s still very terribly what happened to the others :'(

  • 1300 days ago

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    I love when PETA gets a victory! Just another step closer to animal liberation.

  • 1300 days ago

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    YES the monkeys will be alright <3
    im soo happy my favorite animal is a monkey i don't want any harm caused to them.
    victory indeed!

  • 1300 days ago

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    😀 yay

  • 1300 days ago

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    Yayyyyy!
    That is sooo very great!
    I am extremely happy about this. :)
    Ahhh. <3

  • 1300 days ago

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    Awesome! Weird that they deleted the facebook posts, but then announced they are stopping using them (in this country.

  • 1300 days ago

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    I am so happy this paid off! I sent several messages and am glad to see PETA’s efforts rewarded.

  • 1300 days ago

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    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 1300 days ago

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