Jane Goodall 'Sickened' by 'Shocking' Primate Research
Famed primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall is speaking out against the horrific primate research being conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (MPI) in Germany.
Goodall’s criticism follows the investigation shared by the BUAV and Soko Tierschutz which uncovered cruel experiments carried out on primates at MPI in order to learn more about how their brains process information.
Horrific footage shows monkeys undergo severe water deprivation and physical and psychological coercion as well as major surgery to implant head posts into their skulls.
After viewing the footage, Goodall said, “I have seldom been as sickened by any experiments – and the fact that this ‘basic research’ was carried out under the auspices of an institution as highly respected as the Max Planck makes it even more shocking. In fact I cannot understand how permits were granted to conduct experiments that can lead to the kind of suffering depicted in the video. I certainly hope that this research will be stopped, immediately, and the monkeys removed from those responsible for these unethical procedures. In addition they should be provided with some relief for their obvious suffering.”
Goodall’s plea for the experiments’ demise follows actor and animal activist, Ricky Gervais, who spoke out against the institute’s “research” last month.
Hopefully the BUAV and Soko Tierschutz will be successful in their fight against MPI.