Members of Congress challenge merit of NIH monkey experiments

by Samantha Schmieder:  Four members of Congress have expressed concerns about experiments on infant monkeys taking place at a National Institutes of Health lab in Poolesville.

In a letter to NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, dated Dec. 22, 2014, representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Sam Farr (D-Calif.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said constituents contacted them in response to media accounts of the tests, including a campaign by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  Source: www.gazette.net

GR:  Respect for animals is an essential element of nature conservation.  Moreover, results of drug trials on one species often don’t apply to other species.  Test human drugs on humans.  First choice for volunteers would be CEOs and product managers from the drug maker.

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