Primate Freedom Project

The Primate Freedom Project is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit grassroots animal rights organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. It is dedicated to ending the use of non-human primates in biomedical and harmful conduct experiments. [1]

The project is the primary sponsor of the proposed National Primate Research Exhibition Hall (NPRX) at 26 North Charter, directly between the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and the Harry Harlow primate psychology Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin. [2] [3]

The project provides information to the public about the use of non-human primates in biomedical and behavioral research in the United States. It advocates for the monkeys and chimps held in US laboratories, mainly by encouraging supporters to write on behalf of individual animals, and through direct mailings to members of the US Congress. [4] It also supports affiliated grassroots movements around the United States.

The organization collects specific details about specific monkeys and chimpanzees in US laboratories using the Freedom of Information Act and state open records statutes. Some of this information is used to memorialize identifying information about specific animals on the tags that supporters can wear. [5]

Notes 

  1. Jump up ^ Primate Freedom Project website
  2. Jump up ^ Twohey, Megan. “The demonstrators next door”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , July 24, 2005.
  3. Hoppa upp^ Allen, John. ” ” Monkey business ” ” (PDF) . (110 KB),på Wisconsin, Winter 2005.
  4. Jump up ^ “Congressional Educator”, Primate Freedom Project.
  5. Jump up ^ “Primate Freedom Tags”, Primate Freedom Project.