Ask Harvard to End Deadly Marmoset Experiment
It is clear from Harvard Medical School’s track record on animal care that animals are not safe at its facilities, and details that have emerged about a recent marmoset’s escape and death at NEPRC are extremely troubling. I am writing to ask that you immediately end this deadly and unnecessary marmoset aging experiment and retire the remaining marmosets to sanctuary.
The marmoset who died last October escaped from his cage, was captured, and was forced into a restraint tube barely larger than his body. Then, he underwent an EchoMRI study while possibly suffering lethal injuries, and was later found dead. This experiment is extremely cruel and completely unnecessary. Aging can be studied ethically and effectively in human population studies and clinical trials instead.
Please prevent the marmosets still at risk at NEPRC from further harm by ending the deadly aging experiment and retiring the remaining marmosets to sanctuary.
Tell New England Primate Research Center to immediately end the facility’s deadly and unnecessary marmoset experiment and retire the remaining marmosets to sanctuary.
Mark Barnes, J.D., LL.M.
Interim Managing Director
New England Primate Research Center
Stop the Road to Ruin in Alaska!
Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service NOT to allow a road to tear through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Please take action now — the deadline for public comments is Friday, May 18th.
Izembek National Wildlife Refuge is one of Alaska’s most ecologically unique refuges, with lagoons, tundra and stunning mountain peaks. This incredible habitat is home to brown bears, wolverines, caribou and other wildlife.
But federal officials are under pressure to move forward with a terrible plan to slice through this special place with an expensive, unnecessary road that would devastate fragile habitat and the wildlife that lives there.
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service