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These are life stories of primates held in U.S. primate laboratories. They are based on documents obtained from the labs.
Dover Chimpanzee
Sellers Chimpanzee
3566 Rhesus Macaque
PWc2 Rhesus Macaque
Unknown Rhesus Macaque
13481 Rhesus Macaque
14326 Rhesus Macaque
20213 Rhesus Macaque
20229 Rhesus Macaque D
20233 Rhesus Macaque
20247 Rhesus Macaque
20253 Rhesus Macaque
20346 Rhesus Macaque
23993 Squirrel Monkey
23915 Crab-eating Macaque
23954 Rhesus Macaque
25142 Crab-eating Macaque
24974 Rhesus Macaque
24013 Squirrel Monkey
25157 Crab-eating Macaque
25205 Crab-eating Macaque
25274 Rhesus Macaque
25412 Crab-eating Macaque
27276 Crab-eating Macaque
28100 Crab-eating Macaque
28114 Crab-eating Macaque
30914 Rhesus Macaque
30916 Rhesus Macaque
30983 Rhesus Macaque
31031 Rhesus Macaque
cj0233 Common Marmoset
cj0453 Common Marmoset D
cj0495 Common Marmoset
Piotr Rhesus Macaque
rhaf72 Rhesus Macaque
rhao45 Rhesus Macaque
Rh1890 Rhesus Macaque
R80180 Rhesus Macaque
R87083 Rhesus Macaque
R89124 Rhesus Macaque
R89163 Rhesus Macaque
R90128 Rhesus Macaque
R91040 Rhesus Macaque
R93014 Rhesus Macaque
R95054 Rhesus Macaque D
R95065 Rhesus Macaque D
R95076 Rhesus Macaque D
R96108 Rhesus Macaque
R97041 Rhesus Macaque
R97082 Rhesus Macaque
R95100 Rhesus Macaque
S93052 Rhesus Macaque
Response from Jordana Lenon, public relations manager for WNPRC.
A03068 Rhesus Macaque
A98056 Pig-tailed Macaque
A92025 Baboon
F91396 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J90153 Pig-tailed Macaque
J90266 Pig-tailed Macaque
J90299 Crab-eating Macaque
J91076 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J91386 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J91398 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J92068 Pig-tailed Macaque
J92349 Pig-tailed Macaque D
J92476 Pig-tailed Macaque
censored Vervet
censored Vervet
censored Vervet
MCY24525 Crab-eating Macaque
MCY24540 Crab-eating Macaque
OIPM-007 Crab-eating Macaque
UNC-Chapel Hill
3710 Squirrel Monkey
Ashley Chimpanzee
Karla Chimpanzee
Tyson Chimpanzee
Snoy Chimpanzee
Maurice p1 Maurice p2 Chimpanzee
Hercules Chimpanzee
Jerome Chimpanzee
Ritchie Chimpanzee
Rex Chimpanzee
Topsey Chimpanzee
B.G. Chimpanzee
Dawn Chimpanzee
BamBam Chimpanzee
Dixie Chimpanzee
Ginger Chimpanzee
Kelly Chimpanzee
Lennie Chimpanzee
Kist Chimpanzee
Peg Chimpanzee
Aaron Chimpanzee
Chuck Chimpanzee
James Chimpanzee
Alex Chimpanzee
Muna Chimpanzee
Wally Chimpanzee
#1028 Chimpanzee
Lippy Chimpanzee
#1303 Chimpanzee
#CA0127 Chimpanzee
Shane Chimpanzee
The University of Minnesota
#00FP8 Long-Tailed Macaque
#312E Rhesus Macaque
#9711B Rhesus Macaque
#99IP61 Long-tailed Macaque
The Fauna Foundation
The Fauna Foundation Chimpanzees
Center for Biologics Evaluation
Univ. of Alabama - Birmingham



Oregon National Primate Research Center

If ORPRC or ONPRC is the last line of information on your Primate Freedom Tag, that means you have a personal connection with a primate currently imprisoned in Beaverton, Oregon. There are hundreds of people wearing Primate Freedom Tags from ORPRC.

In January of 1999, the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center listed 2,365 living primates in their laboratory including white-fronted capuchins, brown capuchins, stump-tailed macaques, Japanese macaques, rhesus macaques, crab-eating macaques and squirrel monkeys. Thousands are living in solitary confinement.

Every morning is the same for these innocent monkeys. They awake to the sounds of the laboratory: the clanging of metal doors, keys, electronic devices, and the cries and whimpers of their fellow prisoners.

authorities resort to intimidation by videotaping everyone who stands and speaks in opposition to the cruelties being performed behind the guarded walls of all such institutions. Watching us doesn't hurt. Cutting into the primates does.


Most are unable to see the primates beside them, since the cages are shrouded with metal on three sides, leaving only one view -- the view of the inside of the lab.

What was their crime?

Almost all the experiments conducted at ONPRC are funded by the National Institutes of Health. Most researchers (e-mail addresses provided) are conducting many studies at any one time.

It is almost impossible to list every experiment occurring at ORPRC due to the millions of dollars flowing from your wallet into the pockets of the researchers at this institution. More experiments are started almost daily as the old ones prove to be deadends and the federal government entices the experimenters to try something new by offering them more money.

AXTHELM, MICHAEL K. investigates endemic diseases in the ORPRC monkey colonies.

BETHEA, CYNTHIA L. ( considers the effects of estrogen on hormone production in rhesus macaques and induces experimental infection of the amniotic chamber in chronically instrumented pregnant rhesus monkeys. (Meet Cynthia!)

BRENNER, ROBERT M. investigates female reproductive system functioning in rhesus macaques and induces artificial menstrual cycles in ovarectomized juvenile rhesus macaques.

BROGAN, REBECCA S. studies lactation in primates.

CAMERON, JUDY L. ( ) monitors effects of fasting and re-feeding on testosterone production in male rhesus macaques and creates stress-induced suppression of reproductive function in crab-eating macaques. (Meet Judy!)

CASEY, DANIEL E. documents the crippling side effects of anti-psychotic drugs in a group of 39 capuchin monkeys.

CHAFFIN, CHARLES L. studies ovulation in rhesus macaques.

CONN, PAUL M. ( considers gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH ) action in rats and rabbits. (Meet Paul!)

EATON, G. GRAY conducts experiments dealing with the pharmacological treatment of self-biting caused by solitary confinement in male rhesus macaques.

GRAVETT, MICHAEL G. induces birth prematurity in chronically instrumented pregnant rhesus macaques through experimental intrauterine infections. [Chronic instrumentaion is the term used when monitoring devices are permanently surgically implanted. Typically, monkeys used in this manner are permanently tethered and housed in isolation.]

GROVE, KEVIN L. ( induces seizures in lactating rats.

HERMSMEYER, R. KENT ( or examines the effects of hormones on intentionally damaged coronary arteries in rhesus macaques.

HESS, DAVID L. studies the effects of lead on testicular function in rabbits. (Meet David!)

KODAMA, TOSHIAKI infects rhesus macaques with SIV.

LENTZ, STEVE documents the effects of vitamins on experimentally impaired vascular function in crab-eating macaques.

ACHIDA, CURTIS A. studies gene expression in rat and macaque heart tissue in response to various hormones and infects rhesus macaques with SIV.

MATRISIAN, LYNN M. investigates hormonal manipulation of induced menses in spayed female rhesus macaques.

MENG, LI. is cloning rhesus macaques.

NEURINGER, MARTHA ( deprives infant rhesus macaques of key nutrients and studies the results such as chronic diarrhea and neural impairment.

NOVY, MILES J. ( is engaged in physiological studies of "unanesthetized chronically catheterized maternal-fetal preparations" ( pregnant baboons and rhesus macaques) in mobile tether assemblies.

OJEDA, SERGIO R. ( studies the effects of chronic alcohol ingestion in infant rhesus macaques. (Meet Sergio!)

RONNEKLEIV, OLINE K. ( investigates the results of maternal cocaine addiction on neurological development in infant rhesus macaques. This is one example of the federal government's "war on drugs" which consumes funds which could have been spent on education and intervention. (Meet Oline!)

SCHATTEN, GERALD P. studies sperm-egg unions in primates and bovines.

SIMERLY, RICHARD B. studies reproductive hormones in rats.

SMITH, GARY D. compares human and rhesus sperm motility.

SMITH, M. SUSAN (ORPRC Director) ( studies effects of infant suckling on neurological activity in rats. (Meet the director!)

SPIES, HAROLD G. ( monitors hormone production in naturally ovulating or ovariectomized rhesus macaques.

SPINDEL, ELIOT R. studies gene chemistry in animal tissues.

STOUFFER, RICHARD L. studies ovarian hormones in rhesus macaques. (Meet Richie!)

STUEBER, NANCY is educating school children and the public about the dangers of substance abuse inferred from monkey experimentation. This is simple propaganda intended to justify the use of non-humans. The fact that it is aimed at children is indicative of the effort the primate researchers employ to maintain their industry.

URBANSKI, HENRYK F. studies sex hormones in female rhesus macaques. (Meet Henryk!)

WOLF, DON P. ( is cloning rhesus macaques. This "breakthrough" technology allows scientists to use identical monkeys in their experiments. (Meet Don!)

WONG, SCOTT W. infects rhesus macaques with herpes and SIV; the use of SIV infected monkeys has become a common "tool" for researchers at the NIH Regional Primate Research Centers.

VIJAYARAGHAVAN, S. explores sperm motility in cows, humans, and monkeys.

ZELINSKI - WOOTEN, MARY B. studies hormone induced contraception in rhesus macaques.


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