How you can help Primates in Davis:

Read our open letter to Chancellor May (April 2019)

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UC Davis’ Primate Research Center

UC Davis’s Primate Lab, the California National Primate Research Center (NPRC), houses over 4,500 primates. Although the Primate Center’s experiments are funded by our tax dollars, most Davis residents aren’t aware that there is a primate center in our town. Contrary to popular belief, the experiments these primates undergo do NOT focus on the diseases most Americans are diagnosed with and die from. Projects that study alcohol and drug addiction, brain-mapping, and smoke inhalation on primates far outnumber studies involving heart disease or cancer.

Repeated animal negligence citations from USDA, millions of  federal tax dollars are spent annually, experiments on pregnant and infant primates…UC Davis: it’s our turn to end the outdated, barbaric tests. #UCDPrimateProtest

Did you know that UC Davis experiments on thousands of baby, pregnant and elderly primates?

Did you know they have a smoke inhalation lab where they pump smoke into their lungs?

Did you know that UC Davis has repeat negligence citations from the USDA including accidental monkey deaths and 50 monkeys ESCAPING from the facility in 2011, posing a health threat to our entire community?

Did you know that millions of our tax dollars are used on these experiments annually?

UC Davis: it’s our turn to end the exploitation of one of our closest relatives and close the primate lab, just like Harvard University has closed their primate lab.


More information on UC Davis Primate Lab: 

“Many primates at UC Davis are used in brain-mapping experiments. These projects attach recording cylinders to the skulls of these innocent animals. Eye coils are implanted. Electrodes are forced into the brain. Primates are also confined to restraint chairs and deprived of water for extended periods of time.”

“The National Primate Research Center system, (Harvard, Emory, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Oregon Health Sciences University, Tulane, and University of California Davis) uses over $600,000,000 annually.”

“Repetition is rampant among NIH-funded projects. Currently, 175 NIH projects study neural information processing in macaque monkeys. These useless experiments waste over $70 million in federal tax dollars every year. Many of these projects continue on for decades wasting millions of tax dollars each year and victimizing primates for an entire lifetime.” (





“There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of Science, as they do now to burning people at the stake in the name of religion.” – Henry J. Bigelow, MD

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