Thursday, February 16, 2006

Colorado Monkey lab closing

The University of Colorado Health Science center has decided to shut down a controversial monkey lab.

The monkeys have been involved in several experiments including AIDS research and brain operations. Many of the monkeys used were euthanized after the experiments.

Some people have voiced concern about the safety and security of the monkeys at the facility.

In August 2004 animal rights activists were successful in gaining the release of video from inside the lab.

The monkeys will be moved from the campus over the next several months, CU says. Most of them will go to another primate research facility at Wake Forest University.

CU officials say the move will be beneficial for the research involved as well as the animals. The monkeys will get to spend some time outdoors in their new home.

Story here.

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