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We can stop the University of Wisconsin...from torture experiments...we can stop Ned Kalin a monster wearing Phd badges and so called prestige..spread this story!!!!let's do what we can! The way we value life matters...how we treat living creatures...if we choose to assert dominion and degrade and justify mistreatment to take ownership over the dignity of something living and breathing and feeling says something about who we want to be.
The Senseless Continuation of Terrifying Anxiety Studies on Baby Monkeys Oct 22, 2014 • Science Papers Download Document
Anxiety experiments on rhesus macaque monkeys by Ned Kalin, PhD, have been approved at the University of Wisconsin-Madison despite decades of opposition, the cruelty of such studies, and the lack of any benefit to humans that they yield. A 1986 report, written by Martin L. Stephens, PhD, former NEAVS science advisor, on behalf of NEAVS, AAVS, and NAVS, outlines a summary of similar studies back to their originator, Harry Harlow, and continuing with his successors. Dr. Stevens presents strong arguments against these egregious studies that are just as relevant today as they were in 1986, and are especially important in light of Kalin’s and others' continued funding. Read the original report here. Read a summary here.
During the 1950s and 60s, psychologist Harry Harlow conducted appalling maternal deprivation studies on rhesus monkeys at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. These studies, in which newborn monkeys were deprived of their mothers, and forced to live in isolation and/or subjected to stressors that Harlow himself called “the rape rack,” the “well of despair,” and other sadistically descriptive titles, found that such extreme deprivation and intense stress had long-term detrimental effects on the monkeys. He and later researchers’ studies with generations of these originally maternally deprived monkeys, to no ones’ surprise, found that the results of such cruel treatments caused enduring harm to generations of their children. Learn more here.
NEAVS president and licensed psychologist, Theodora Capaldo, EdD, who has an extensive background reviewing, and understanding psychological-behavioral studies, as well as treating both children and adults who suffered early parental trauma, asserts, “None of the data gleaned from these maternal deprivation studies performed on monkeys contained any insightful information that would provide additional implications for the treatment of human children who have been deprived of their mothers.” She continues, “Harlow was simply creating a tortured animal model to look at trauma. In fact, information from, for example, human war orphans, had already showed us the implications of easy trauma on the development of children. That Harlow’s work still continues in his successors, and remains a keystone of the University of Wisconsin-Madison is unconscionable.”
After outcry by hundreds of thousands, Dr. Kalin’s research protocol will no longer tear newborn monkeys away from their mothers. However, it will still force them to endure fearful experiments and end their young lives to study their brains – a far cry from the Animal Welfare Act’s (AWA) requirement that scientists “promote the psychological well-being of primates,” as well as “ensure that animal pain and distress are minimized” and that “alternatives to such procedures be considered.” This, as so many areas of research, is proof positive that there are no real protections against suffering and death for animals in labs. “The already bare minimum laws that do exist are made even further impotent in the face of ‘approved’ science,” notes Dr. Capaldo.
“There is no ethical justification for the University of Wisconsin-Madison resuming this abhorrent and immoral practice,” says Dr. Capaldo. “NEAVS, like other organizations and the public, must voice the strongest opposition in order to end this practice now. There has never been, and will never be relevant data that can be extrapolated to aid in the treatment of human infants and children.” To learn more about Dr. Capaldo’s conclusions on maternal deprivation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have a voice. You can speak up. You can take action.
Tell the University of Wisconsin-Madison that you want to prevent Dr. Kalin’s experiments from starting. Click here to send an email with our simple form. http://neavs.org/resources/publication/the-senseless-continuation-of-maternal-deprivation-studies-on-baby-monkeys
Important on so many levels and who we are how we treat living beings http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/30338-commodified-and-caged-still