Over 400 Researchers Sign Letter Supporting Important Research with Primates

In response to animal rights groups’ efforts to downplay the important role of studies involving nonhuman primates (NHP), over 400 researchers and 20 institutions in Europe have signed a letter voicing the necessity of NHP in scientific discovery.

Understanding Animal Research (UAR) coordinated the effort and is still accepting signatures for the next 48 hours. The brief letter spells out the key role of primates in finding cures and treatments for several global health challenges. Importantly, the letter declares the attention to ethics and welfare in all studies requiring NHP models.

To read the letter, please click here. Please feel free to share the letter with your friends, family, colleagues, and on social media to spread the word about the critical role of primates in biomedical research.