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The Silver Spring monkey controversy: changing cultures of care in twentieth-century laboratory animal research
HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology
In September 1981 police raided the Institute for Behavioral Research (Silver Spring, Maryland, USA) seizing a number of macaque monkeys in response to accusations of animal cruelty against the neuroscientist Edward Taub. Over the following decade a volatile battle was fought as Taub, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the nascent animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), contested the claims and decided the monkeys' fate. In spite of the monkeys havingdoi:10.2478/host-2019-0012 fatcat:6mry2lyudzg6djotrq35pgxc7q