Ask the European Union to End Experiments on Primates

The European Commission is currently reviewing the use of non-human primates in biomedical research, production, and testing of products and devices. Sign our petition and ask them to end these unjustifiable experiments!

Here are the key reasons why these inhumane experiments must end: 

  • The results of experiments on non-human primates frequently do not translate to humans.
  • Many cutting-edge new technologies are emerging that are scientifically superior to tests on animals.
  • Imprisoning intelligent, sensitive monkeys in laboratory cages and drugging them, infecting them with deadly diseases, and performing other invasive procedures on them is cruel and immoral.
Read more about the review being conducted by the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks.

The outcome of this review could determine the EU's policy on the use of non-human primates in experiments for at least the next five years.

Let's seize this opportunity to tell European leaders to move forward and embrace high-tech, humane science that doesn't harm animals.



Send Your Message

To: the European Commission

Please set a timeframe for phasing out the use of non-human primates in biomedical research, production, and testing of products and devices in the European Union.

In light of new advanced technologies that can replace tests on animals and growing evidence that the results of experiments on non-human primates rarely apply to humans – as well as our ever-increasing awareness of how these complex and sensitive animals suffer in laboratory environments – there is no justification for continuing these tests.

We urge you to seize this opportunity to make Europe a global leader in progressive and innovative science by ending these archaic experiments and prioritising cutting-edge, humane research methods that do not harm animals.


We are concerned for a number of reasons: 


·         Factory farms are large, filthy and crowded, and they pose a threat to the environment, both locally and globally. The pollution from the proposed facility could increase the risk of flooding in the area and contaminate local water sources, endangering wildlife.

·         Such a large-scale farming operation would generate a high level of noise from extractor fans and cause an increase in traffic on small village roads (especially in the early hours of the morning when the chickens would be collected).

·         Ammonia levels on chicken factory farms are so high that the corrosive substance burns the birds' lungs and skin, and it is likely that the chemicals and stench from the proposed broiler units would adversely affect local residents in terms of health and safety. 

·         This substantial broiler unit is close to historic listed buildings such as the medieval parish church of St Catherine[JS1] , and it would likely have an adverse visual impact on the beautiful countryside around The Leigh. 


Please don't allow this application to go ahead.

 [JS1]Should this be Church of St Catherine? (Is that its formal name?) 


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