A pair of animal rights groups are working to open a museum detailing primate suffering between two primate research labs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, saying it will serve as a constant reminder of the horrors of animal research.
The Primate Freedom Project and the Madison-based Alliance for Animals announced Saturday they're close to closing a deal to buy a set of sheds between UW-Madison's National Primate Research Center and primate psychology lab. The sheds currently belong to Budget Bicycles, which uses them to store inventory, UW-Madison officials said.
About 60 people, many with cameras and camcorders, gathered in the street in front of the main shed to hear the announcement. Several held poster-sized photos of monkeys with their brains spilling out of their skulls. One woman held a stuffed ape.