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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.
Clint Chimpanzee
Dover Chimpanzee
Sellers Chimpanzee
Tottie Chimpanzee
3566 Rhesus Macaque
PWc2 Rhesus Macaque
Unknown Rhesus Macaque
YN70-119 Chimpanzee
YN73-125 Gorilla
YN74-17 Chimpanzee
YN74-68 Chimpanzee
YN78-109 Chimpanzee
YN79-33 Chimpanzee
YN81-124 Chimpanzee
YN86-37 Squirrel Monkey
13447 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
18714 Crab-eating Macaque
20629 Rhesus Macaque
22114 Crab-eating Macaque
23915 Crab-eating Macaque
23954 Squirrel Monkey
23993 Squirrel Monkey
23997 Squirrel Monkey
24005 Squirrel Monkey
24013 Squirrel Monkey
24557 Crab-eating Macaque
24605 Crab-eating Macaque
24974 Rhesus Macaque
24994 Rhesus Macaque
25142 Crab-eating Macaque
25157 Crab-eating Macaque
25205 Crab-eating Macaque
25250 Crab-eating Macaque
25274 Rhesus Macaque
25281 Rhesus Macaque
25412 Crab-eating Macaque
25809 Squirrel Monkey
27276 Crab-eating Macaque
27306 Rhesus Macaque
28092 Crab-eating Macaque
28098 Crab-eating Macaque
28100 Crab-eating Macaque
28104 Crab-eating Macaque
28109 Crab-eating Macaque
28114 Crab-eating Macaque
28545 Squirrel Monkey
28562 Squirrel Monkey
28796 Crab-eating Macaque
30749 Crab-eating Macaque
30755 Crab-eating Macaque
30813 Rhesus Macaque
30914 Rhesus Macaque
30916 Rhesus Macaque
30983 Rhesus Macaque
31031 Rhesus Macaque
34273 Crab-eating Macaque
34274 Crab-eating Macaque
34275 Crab-eating Macaque
34276 Crab-eating Macaque
34278 Crab-eating Macaque
34279 Crab-eating Macaque
34280 Crab-eating Macaque
34281 Crab-eating Macaque
cj0233 Common Marmoset
cj0453 Common Marmoset D
cj0495 Common Marmoset
cj0506 Common Marmoset
cj1654 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
S93052 Rhesus Macaque
R95054 Rhesus Macaque D
R95065 Rhesus Macaque D
R95076 Rhesus Macaque D
R95100 Rhesus Macaque
R96108 Rhesus Macaque
R97041 Rhesus Macaque
R97082 Rhesus Macaque
R97111 Rhesus Macaque
Response from Jordana Lenon, public relations manager for WNPRC. Citizens' requests Lenon refused to answer.
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
B15A Vervet
788E Rhesus Macaque
9382 Vervet
1984-016 Vervet
1991-016 Vervet
1992-015 Vervet
1994-014 Vervet
1994-046 Vervet
1994-087 Vervet
1995-046 Vervet
1995-101 Vervet
1996-022 Vervet
MCY24525 Crab-eating Macaque
MCY24540 Crab-eating Macaque
OIPM-007 Crab-eating Macaque
MCY24525 Crab-eating Macaque
MCY24540 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
196 Baboon
The Fauna Foundation Chimpanzees
Center for Biologics Evaluation
Univ. of Alabama - Birmingham

Univ. of Minnesota

00FP8 Long-tailed Macaque
312E Rhesus Macaque
9711B Rhesus Macaque
99IP61 Long-tailed Macaque
CDC-Column E 2002


Porter Witsell is a 15 year-old high school student who wears a Freedom Tag for primate #3710. #3710 is a squirrel monkey who suffers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Below is an e-mail describing her visit to UNC animal offices. Please note the reference to the 8 monkey skulls displayed.



I'm pretty excited...guess what I just got back from doing....visiting the bioinformatics building of UNC. See, today, August 22, is my primate freedom monkeys' 3rd birthday. I bought him a red kong as well as some pistachios (thanks so much for the tips by the way). I slaved for a good 2 hours this morning trying to figure out where this place is, and I was still a bit skeptical when it came down to actually finding it, but to my pure delight, the bus driver took us exactly to the Cardinal Parking Deck, which happens to be right across the street from the bioinformatics building. So I went in, and the first floor happens to be the Animal Research Floor (I dont suppose the actual lab was there, just offices). John Bradfeild's office number is 1109, part of the first office complex to the left. So I went in, and his office just happened to be the first one on the right, labeled in big bold letters JOHN BRADFEILD, ANIMAL RESEARCHER. Oh man, talk about chills down my back. Anyway I found a peice of paper, explained my visit, requested that he acknowledge the monkey's individuality by giving him a proper name besides "3710," and left my email address under my name in hopes that he might email me back. I left it right next to his computer in his office (his door was wide open) ... when I went in to put the gift down I saw about 8 monkey skulls sitting on a file cabinet, some of which looked fairly new with a yellow pinkish tinge to them. hopefully, by getting a gift especailly for the monkey he will realize that not only do people care about them, but it might give him some incentive to look at them differently, as unique individuals.
Porter Witsell


June 2005

Dear Dr. Bradfield,

I am writing you today in hopes that you could tell me how the little squirrel monkey called "3710" is doing. Is he alone in a cage? How is he being used and what are your plans for him?

Dr. Bradfield, I have been an avid been a monkey advocate for most of my 15 year old life. I'm pretty disappointed that I live in a town in which animal testing is still in practice, but I also realize that you have to make a living somehow. It's just, how are you happy using primates, so like humans, to conduct experiments that may cause them immense pain and suffering? You know, they are beings just as people are, they have unique personalities which I'm sure you have witnessed first hand. I hope that even though you test on them, you at least care about how they feel.

I don't know how you view human rights, but I think I can safely assume that they are important to you. Without them, where would humanity be now? Humans don't involuntarily test experiments on other humans. That would cause an uproar in society and many people would dub it completely immoral and irresponsible. Well, my argument would be, how different are primates from people? They form complex social structures, they feel emotions such as grief, frustration, happiness, sorrow and maybe even emotions we humans don't have the capability to feel, we are not the standards of the definition of life, but my philosophy about things isn't relevant in this argument.

I'm sure you are aware that primates have the ability to use American sign language. They are highly intelligent beings. Why is testing on them not immoral and irresponsible as well, especially if there is more reliable technology available. Why must we linger in the dark ages of animal testing, it's time to modernize with new technology. You probably know plenty more about it that I, but aren't there so many alternatives to the now out-of-date practice of animal testing such as stem-cell research, using human cells, as well as incredible computer models, all more effective than animal testing.

Dr. Bradfield, I would be so appreciative if you could respond back to me. I do genuinely want to know how "3710" is doing. Maybe I could stop by with his favorite food on August 22, his 3rd birthday.

Thanks so much for your time, Dr.Bradfield,

Porter Witsell
Chapel Hill, NC

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