Exposing the atrocities inflicted on our closest relatives

2018 seems to have begun with a surge of international media exposing the use of primates in cruel experiments.   No animal should be subjected to cruel and invasive experimental procedures, however primates seem to attract a higher level of sympathy and outrage due to their similarity to us, their high cognitive abilities and well-developed social structures. Being so close to humans, people seem to identify more with their suffering and the injustice of using them as mere "tools for research".

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