The Oregon National Primate Research Center in Beaverton, Oregon, which spends millions of tax dollars on cruel and unnecessary experiments on monkeys.

Virtual Action Hour Activities

Action 1  – Tell Congress: Fund Modern Research Methods Instead of Cruel Experiments on Animals 

Step 1: Send a letter to members of Congress urging them to mandate that NIH stop throwing away taxpayer money on cruel, useless animal experiments and instead focus on modern, non-animal methods of research. https://support.peta.org/page/1866/action/1?locale=en-US/

Step 2: Click “share to Facebook” with the following suggested text:

Please take 30 seconds to send a letter to Congress urging them to mandate that NIH stop throwing away taxpayer money on cruel, useless animal experiments and instead focus on modern, non-animal methods of research by clicking the link below. #WorldWeekForAnimalsInLabs

Step 3: Click “share to twitter” with the following suggested text:

Tell Congress: Cut NIH Funding of Cruel and Senseless Experiments! http://peta.vg/2036 via @PETA #WorldWeekForAnimalsInLabs


Action 2 – Washington National Primate Research Center at the University of Washington 

Step 1: Write a letter asking the University of Washington to end the use of primates in their testing labs and close the breeding facility: https://narn.org/act-now-shut-down-uw-breeding-facility/

Suggested letter subject: Please End the Use of Primates in Testing Labs and Close the Breeding Facility 

Please take a moment to personalize the letter and be sure to sign your name at the end. 

Step 2: Share on Facebook with this text:

Join me in asking the University of Washington to end the use of primates in their testing labs and close the breeding facility. Internal documents obtained by Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) and insider information reveal that the center is killing thousands of monkeys in meaningless experiments, wasting taxpayer money, and violating federal animal welfare laws. No groundbreaking scientific achievements have come out of imprisoning and torturing these monkeys and it’s time to close it down. #WorldWeekForAnimalsInLabs

Step 3: Share on Twitter and copy and paste this text:

Take 30 seconds to send a letter to UW asking them to finally end the use of primates in their testing labs and close the breeding facility. #WorldWeekForAnimalsInLabs https://actionnetwork.org/letters/ask-the-university-of-washington-to-end-the-use-of-primates-in-testing-labs-close-the-breeding-facility?source=twitter& 

Action 3 – Tell OHSU to Shut Down the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) 

Step 1: Sign this petition to Tell OHSU to Shut Down the ONPRC

https://headlines.peta.org/onprc/#action

Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click Facebook. Share to Facebook with the following suggested text:

Stop wasting our tax dollars and torturing primates in your senseless experiments! Did you know that one of the largest primate facilities is hidden in the suburbs of Portland? Over 5,600 primates are currently imprisoned at the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) at OHSU. This facility’s decades-long history of incompetence and unrelenting cruelty makes it imperative that it shut down immediately and funnel the nearly $300 million they receive from the NIH into cutting-edge, non-animal experimentation that promises real results for human patients. #WorldWeekForAnimalsInLabs

Step 3: Return to the petition page. Scroll down once again, click Twitter and and copy and paste the following:

OHSU has blood on their hands! Sign to demand that they stop wasting our tax dollars on their cruel and senseless experiments NOW! https://headlines.peta.org/onprc/ via @PETA #WorldWeekForAnimalsInLabs


EXTRA CREDIT

Continue making a difference for animals in labs on your own time by completing the following actions:

  1. Tell the UC-Davis Chancellor to Shut This Lab Down Now! https://support.peta.org/page/18703/action/1?locale=en-US
  2. End These Monkeys’ Suffering: Shut Down Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) https://headlines.peta.org/national-primate-research-centers/#action
  3. Tell Emory University to shut down Yerkes National Primate Research Center (YNPRC) in Atlanta (content warning: graphic image): https://chng.it/KrzpJNz4DX
  4. End Cruel & Wasteful Animal Testing Requirements for New Drugs! https://www.idausa.org/campaign/vivisection/latest-news/end-animal-testing-for-drugs/
  5. Protect Animals from Cosmetics Testing Cruelty https://secure.navs.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=923
  6. Ask Wamos Air and Royal Caribbean to not send monkeys to laboratories or be involved in this cruel industry in any other way https://support.peta.org/page/32939/action/1?locale=en-US