Non-human Primates in Neuroscience Research: The Case against its Scientific Necessity

@article{Bailey2016NonhumanPI,
  title={Non-human Primates in Neuroscience Research: The Case against its Scientific Necessity},
  author={Jarrod Bailey and Katy Taylor},
  journal={Alternatives to Laboratory Animals},
  year={2016},
  volume={44},
  pages={43 - 69}
}
Public opposition to non-human primate (NHP) experiments is significant, yet those who defend them cite minimal harm to NHPs and substantial human benefit. Here we review these claims of benefit, specifically in neuroscience, and show that: a) there is a default assumption of their human relevance and benefit, rather than robust evidence; b) their human relevance and essential contribution and necessity are wholly overstated; c) the contribution and capacity of non-animal investigative methods… Expand
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