VICE News gets rare access to Europe’s largest primate testing facility, the Biomedical Primate Research Center (BPRC) in the Netherlands, where scientists try to find cures for the worst human diseases, while claiming to provide unparalleled care for the monkeys in the hope they live the most animal friendly life before and during testing.
Once selected, inside the laboratories, monkeys are shaved, anesthetized, and experimented on for research purposes.
Yet the center remains controversial. Protestors gather regularly in front of its gates and there are calls in the Dutch parliament to close the site and switch to alternatives for testing on primates.
But as the BPRC explains to VICE News, modern science isn't there yet. In the meantime, it still uses about 200 monkeys a year for a slew of experiments to find cures, and even replacements for primate testing in the future.
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wow. the statistic that 9/10 pharmaceuticals fail in human test subjects once they passed the animal testing stage is crazy. I thought she said 1/10 at first and i'm like okay that's not bad.. but i went back to confirm and it's 9/10! shit
I dont understand why these investigators sit there and film this to show other people when you are right there why dont you do something like i dont know kick thier asses or bring a bigger friend to kick thier asses. why film and ask for donations to stop it? dumb people think its 1890 with your stupid signs and protest. its 2018. people should stop talking and start doing as in action. a lot of people dont listen to anybody untill they get thier teeth kicked in.
To anyone crying over this, relax. It'll be okay soon. This is to help millions of people, this is for the greater good. I'm not saying humans > monkeys, it is just what we can do. We cannot use prisoners due to human rights, it literally protects them from this torture. We can only use people if they were to volunteer, which no one wants to volunteer for this.
If any of you ignorant retards listened/watched the whole video, you'd know the scientists do not want to do this, they are literally trying to grow monkey cells to stop testing on animals, it'll be over soon
You begin the question Who the real animals are . This is Fucked up and I don’t believe they don’t feel pain . Imagine the emotional pain , that’s just sad . I am not a vegan or vegetarian and I don’t need to be one to know animals don’t deserve this and this should be stopped. Then again we can’t win and knowing they don’t give a shit what we say is messed up .
Sick b******s what gives them the right to treat animals in this way, a life long of torture, look how sad and sick they look,
Animal farming just to torture them, these scientists should be given ketemine and thrown around like ragg dolls and used as test animals instead
The CDC in Atlanta does the same thing. I was a part of the crew that installed new flooring and cabinets within the building. We could hear monkeys going wild behind some of the doors from the hallways we passed through. They lie and say they don't do such but I know for a fact they do.
To add an apolitical comment.............. why are the English captions half-done?? (And that's an overstatement, quite a lot of dialog is missing captions in the manual English captions?? Like if you're not going to finish it, just leave English auto-transcription on. I can't understand these dudes' accents and yet the host lady is the one with the most captioning, it seems >_<)
i work at an animal testing facility and i will tell you a lot of the research we do is actually to help animals with diseases and consider this your dogs/cats flea and tick medication came from animal testing without it fleas and ticks would be EVERYWHERE(black plague comes from fleas this is why black plague is not common anymore) and you could just about guarantee that many other mammals(deer cattle rabbits mice cats dogs racoons possums etc) would all get sick from parasites as a consequence even vegans would suffer because their feces would be on the plants they eat giving them worms and other parasites
It can never be justified to test in animals.
Human testing is the only ethical thing. If it’s for us then it should always be tested on us humans.
Offer prisoners trials of testing and reduce sentences appropriate to the kind of testing and the effects.
Wow we're an amazing species, take animals out of their habitat and inflict pain on them, scare them and disfigure them and be ok with it because the animals don't have the ability to speak up or defend themselves. Fucking robots
I hear a saying that comes to mind. HeLL has a place for people like this . I do not support Peta I do support private ownership . They are so close to humans you abuse them instead of testing on some sick person whom has done some crime where they are on death roll. SAVE THE MONKEYS
How can we prevent this from happening? How do we have to adjust our lifestyle to make a positive impact on the lives of the monkeys? Buying less cosmetic and pharmaceutical products? Guess PETA, WWF etc. should be able to provide answers.
Human stupidity will the end the world faster than some disease.trust me. id be more worried with idiots like the workers at these factories than some disease. surprised some army vet hasnt run into one of these locations and just take out every worker in sight.
Seriously I should of never watch this monkeys are my favorite animals and this is disgusting that they can’t see how fucked up this is this needs to stop with all this fucken technology they can’t figure something out to test products 🐒😢
Okay about testing on the prisoners thing.
For one if you morons do your history, that's exactly what Hitler did in his concentration camps. Do y'all really want to lower yourself to his level? While I love animals with all my heart, I know protesting is going to do very little. And unlike a lot of you morons in this comment section, I looked for the positive things in this video. The scientist don't actually want it tested on animals but for now they have to and they are taking steps to form a cellular organism to replace animals in testing labs.
GET OVER YOURSELVES DAMMIT!!!! THERE'S A REASON NO ONE WANTS TO TALK TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU CERTAIN GUYS.
Unpopular opinion: science in general just disgusts me. It's insidious; each step feels so positive, yes, but ask yourself this: are we now happier, more fulfilled, more at peace with ourselves and with the world around us, than the Native Americans were? Than the Aboriginies? Than the old nomadic European tribes? Couldn't we have managed just fine without nerds inventing stuff for us? Human greed, lust, destructiveness, insouciance..evil, have all been amplified to horrific proportions by technology. We're destroying the planet, we're destroying animals, we're destroying each other, and we're destroying ourselves. Humans playing God -- how did we expect things would turn out?? These scientists will have to account for their mistreatment of God's beautiful creatures one day. "But...I *needed* to torture monkeys so me the other scientists could figure out how to extend people's lives by a couple of years" "We *had* to infect these lab animals with painful diseases so we could test our cures for them..so we could extend people's lives by a couple of years" "we did it so we could make *progress*"
A couple more years here is a bad consolation prize for being unfit to live in God's perfect kingdom.
The protests disgust me. The experiments are noble thing. Face the facts: This is about survival, although one should not love killing, never hesitate to do it if necessary. That's the game rule of nature.
In my opinion why do we bother trying to save every person like theirs plenty of ppl in this world but if it was to save an animal species from going extinct or to save a sick/dying animal ppl just turn their heads it’s like if it’s not a human it doesn’t matter but like I feel like the world is becoming overly populated by people like were literally destroying animals homes to make more room for people sooner or later the earth is gonna reach it’s full come capacity to the point where lots of ppl are gonna end up dying from disease and hunger anyways once theirs not enough food and or room on earth
When I was a kid a contracted a dengue fever. I remember I've been so sick, weak and cannot eat. I hope there a cure for all diseases. It so heartbreaking to see these animals suffering and being tested.
I've been scrolling down the comment section and every time someone says something about going against this, someone has to put a harsh remark. If they go against it, it's alright. They can have their own opinion.
No hate I'm just saying. I myself do go against this but this is my opinion. Thanks.
Balance between human and animals is going to be so bad if things like this keep happening. Looking for a medicine for every decease and let animals going to die for it. Humans are so stupid and they wont see the fact that someday if there are way too many people it will go terrible wrong. Some fast spreading decease will get the biggest part of us and we wont be able to find a medicine for it before it is to late. Then, i hope monkeys are getting the smartest and gonna put those stupid people in to cages for experiment.
Find it humorous how people think they will find a cure testing on animals pure medieval era all over again with people dissecting animals and teaching others about that body assuming the human body is the same sad how times haven’t changed fucking disgusting
This breaks my heart. These animals should be free! They should all be enjoying themselves in their own habitat. I never understood how this is considered to be okay. Thank God for California Governor, Jerry Brown, who signed the law banning the sale of animal-tested cosmetics. Finally! A step in the right direction. We need a put a stop on animal testing & animal cruelty FOR GOOD.
I don't want to work here..... What did they do wrong (monkeys)?... Do any of these people who name their self as scientist. Ever think.... Doing this to their child..... Think..... Just to this to the rapists and the faulty politicians appreciate you
ppl need to stop eating animals if u feel bad about this then u haven't seen anything. save the animals. stop using animals lives already! find a better way! I have rats the size of these monkeys they can be using to test on north Philly for you smh. save us and come get these rats and save the monkeys too! God forgive us, for we don't know what we do. God Bless ALL! even them who take lives.
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