Celebrities Back Petition Against Swedish University’s Experiments on Monkeys

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Compassionate celebrities including Joanna Lumley, Jane Goodall, Peter Egan, Moby and Uri Geller have added their signatures to a petition against the import and use of primates for research at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. In addition, over 60,000 concerned members of the public – who were shocked to hear of the plight of 24 macaques who are currently being subjected to cruel experiments at the university – have signed the petition.

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An open letter to the Swedish ambassador to the UK was delivered by PETA and Animal Justice Project. Along with pressure from Swedish animal rights group Djurrättsalliansen, the institute will now be well aware of the public outcry against the cruel experiments, in which sensitive monkeys are being subjected to life in a sterile laboratory and repeated vaccinations and blood tests.

Karolinska is the last institution in Sweden that still conducts cruel experiments on non-human primates. Kind people everywhere are opposed to testing on non-human primates, and a huge protest in Stockholm called on the university to stop these archaic and ineffective experiments.

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Thank you to everyone who sign the petition and attended the march. Visit the Action Centre for more ways to help animals.


  • Steve Bond commented on April 22, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Stop the torture of these precious animals! Use more accurate computer modules!

    • Alfred commented on April 30, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Yes, because they feel pain just like you and me.

    • Emmanuelle Lassalle commented on June 6, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Stop to consider animals are slaves or something else. You go against Nature and Moral

  • Jasmine Perry commented on April 25, 2016 at 7:07 pm


  • Nelly Chesnel commented on April 25, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    These awful tortures have to stop. They’re useless (there are much more efficient alternative methods) and barbaric

  • Miho Reed commented on April 26, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Please end I humane experiments on monkeys.

  • Maria De Lourdes Turner Sampaio Duque commented on April 26, 2016 at 5:47 am


  • Razafintraheti Raynavalloni commented on April 27, 2016 at 11:51 am

    A bunch of crazy people want us to stop using monkeys in experiments aiming at saving mankind from lethal diseases.They pretend that using monkeys is “unethical” and “useles”.

    Perhaps these people would joyfully take the place of the monkeys in the experiments.Right?


    • carol commented on June 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

      OH PLEASE…get EDUCATED. Animals DNA is too different than humans to make these experiments useful. Its a way to “justify” their jobs. these institutions get ALOT of government money. Thereis NEVER a good reason to TORTURE and ABUSE animals Its not just the EXPERIMENTS…Theyre mean and hurtful to the animals…grab their sensitive tails, throw them, scream and yell at them to make them fearful. They don’t even have a blanket or a toy.NOTHING, Isolated ,all alone in a cold wire cage.In the wild they live with their FAMILY They are NOT test tubes. Some go insane from loneliness

    • Gaynor Warriner commented on June 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Carol is completely right – these animals’ DNA is too different from ours to give accurate results and this has been proved in the past with the issue of drugs that not only didn’t help but actually harmed humans – Thalidomide is a prime example! But you did get it right when you put ‘start abusing humans’ – there are prisons throughout the world housing ‘sub-humans’ who have no place in civilised society because of their heinous crimes and terrorists who only want to kill – experiment on them to get completely accurate results and if they die in the process, not only have you saved a lot of money in not having to look after them but will have saved other innocent lives who could be cured of certain diseases and rid society of this scum! But of course the ‘bleeding hearts’ wouldn’t let you because of their human rights. Personally I feel that if you violate someone else’s human rights then you should forfeit your own! Problem solved!!

  • Kate Gualtieri commented on April 29, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Stop all experiments on animals!
    It is 2016!

  • Dr. Jim Roberts commented on April 30, 2016 at 8:15 am

    When are people going to stop the antiquated and barbaric “research” aka torture of animals. It has been proven time and again, what works on animals does not mean it will work on humans. How many medications have been approved by the FDA after animal testing was completed that ended up killing humans. It’s time for the FDA and research facilities to progress to more humane and more accurate forms of research. Take the animals out of research!

  • Biel Fuster commented on May 2, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Stop using animals for pharmacy experimentation

  • Sarah Bestwick commented on May 3, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    These experiments are unnecessary and not worthy of the animals pain for our gain ; stop coursing pain to this creatures it’s not needed for a course we should know better; haven’t we over the years done tests that have come up with nothing

  • Sally P commented on May 3, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Why do we have to kill innocent animals and in horribly barbaric ways for fashion, why can you not use natural fibres like hemp for your products….I cannot believe you could be so cruel, not only is it bad bad karma, but uneccessary and ignorant…please please find and use natural, sustainable eco friendly fibres for your products and you will make more money as a result. People are desperately looking for bags, accessories etc that are made with natural humane materials.

  • Sally P commented on May 3, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Cruel, inhumane and totally uneccessary…

  • Sarah Bestwick commented on May 3, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    This whole story of cruelty should of ended years ago so why do people still think it is ok to do or necessary to Carry out; out dated experiments on vulnerable creatures just for our pleasure as their can’t be any more medical or make up experiments left to do surely they’ve all been done years ago with all the horrific testing they did years before

  • Kathy Stoddard commented on May 4, 2016 at 11:32 am


  • Michelle Sheen commented on May 6, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Shame on us, we humans are all guilt as charged!

  • martina commented on May 6, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Stop using animals for pharmacy experimentation

  • Proby commented on May 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm


  • Debbie Gardo commented on May 7, 2016 at 4:37 am


  • francesca morrison commented on May 7, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    animals are not ours to be exploited and hurt.

  • Gabriele Miatkowski commented on May 12, 2016 at 11:28 am


  • valentina commented on May 12, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Respect for all human being, animals included.

  • Maria Fallon commented on May 15, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    This is disgraceful.
    ALL animal testing should be banned for life.

  • Maryann Degregorio commented on May 21, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Stop the abuse !

  • mona ganguly commented on May 23, 2016 at 6:18 am

    please stop torturing animals.

  • Julia Finzel commented on May 28, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    If monkeys are so like us, what on earth are you doing torturing these sensitive, family oriented and intelligent animals?

  • Selki commented on June 14, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    well so long as you support vaccine manufacturers and agree to their fear filled mandated ‘drugs’ injected into our children, your supporting this side of the industry. STOP letting them jab your children with vaccines tested on poor innocent animals like these guys 🙁 i cant believe we still have to protest this shite.

    Humanities ignorance disgusts me!

  • carol commented on June 21, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Teresa,what is wrong with you? You’re a woman. Would you like these cruel things done to your children or your family pets? Well then…STOP THIS INSANITY!!

  • Susan Barnes commented on August 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    All animals are under our human guardianship & care whilst on this planet, much the same as our children are & we wouldn’t do this to our children would we? I ask you now to see these primates in a different light, one that realises we are here to treat them with love, kindness & respect & that realises just how wrong this really is 🙁

  • Linda commented on September 30, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Mercy for monkeys and all sentient beings.

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