Lord Dowding Fund for humane research


National Antivisection Society

1. Scientific Steering Committee ‘Statement’ section

12 July 2007

In its first statement, the SSC considers that the use of NHP will need to be decided on a case-by-case basis, taking into account:

However, it considers that for certain experiments there may be no alternatives to the use of non-human primates, for example, drugs and vaccines for diseases such as: AIDS, TSE 1, malaria, influenza.

ADI Response – laboratory animal housing, transport, ethics, primate supply trade:

The very act of being in a laboratory is immensely stressful to NHPs. The laboratory is very different to their natural environment in space and complexity, so they suffer from both physical and mental confinement. In addition the nature of transport – the capture, placing in boxes, travel and isolation has significant adverse effects on primates:

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