Decide Denies Justice for Monkeys at UW-Madison; PETA Will Struggle On to Save Them


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December 4, 2023

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Madison, Wis. – Dane County Decide Nia Trammell has declined to rethink her refusal to nominate a particular prosecutor, regardless of discovering possible trigger to consider that personnel at the College of Wisconsin–Madison’s Wisconsin Nationwide Primate Analysis Heart (WNPRC) dedicated cruelty to animals of their mistreatment of Cornelius and Princess, two monkeys who have been saved caged in solitary confinement in situations of utmost privation for years on the WNPRC.

In June 2022, PETA filed a petition for a discovering of possible trigger on behalf of Cornelius and Princess following an undercover investigation into the WNPRC presenting overwhelming proof of cruelty that the choose decided “shocks the conscience and is very alarming.” But the choose has doubled down on her determination to offer the WNPRC a free move, and PETA predicts dire penalties for animals locked up in its bleak laboratories.

Cornelius, confined on the WNPRC. Photograph: PETA

Within the months that adopted PETA’s lawsuit submitting, WNPRC experimenters killed Princess and her unborn child.

“If depriving delicate and social animals of every thing that makes their lives value dwelling isn’t thought of cruelty within the state of Wisconsin, what’s?” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA vows to proceed combating for monkeys imprisoned on the WNPRC and elsewhere till laboratory experimentation is extinct.”

Cornelius was born on the WNPRC in 2010. Recognized to experimenters solely as #r10033, he was separated from his mom as an toddler and was contaminated by experimenters with the dengue virus when he was 4 years outdated. As a child, he suffered from full-body rashes. As a juvenile, he was plagued with persistent diarrhea, a typical signal of stress in caged monkeys. Later, he was used as a breeder, subjected to repeated electro-ejaculation procedures, and warehoused in solitary confinement for years, including psychological struggling to his current torment.

Princess—generally known as #rh2519—was repeatedly bred, and her infants have been taken away for experiments. She tore out almost all her physique hair, a type of self-mutilation indicative of utmost psychological misery. In November 2021, she was impregnated and utilized in an experiment wherein each she and her fetus have been killed.

After greater than 60 years, 16,000 lifeless monkeys, and almost $700 million in taxpayer funds, the WNPRC has produced zero cures for human ailments. PETA asks that UW-Madison launch Cornelius to a good sanctuary.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals are usually not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to, hearken to The PETA Podcast, or comply with the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.


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