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Macaque study explores best route of oxytocin administration

Oxytocin is a natural brain peptide most commonly thought of as the “love hormone” for its role in social bonding: it spikes during social contact, play, cuddling, and sex. 681 more words


Monkey Gets Bizarre Punishment, And Awful Crowd Gathers To Cheer

This was the sad scene that unfolded on February 5 in Mumbai, India, for one monkey who had become the scorn of a community.

According to local residents, this capture was a long time coming. 43 more words

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Hong Kong monkeys

This Chinese New Year I don’t have much to celebrate. I’m a monkey and it’s my unlucky year. I do look back fondly though at my trip up to Kam Shan Park (金山公園) three years ago, when I last met the cheeky macaques who have made the park their home. 91 more words


A Day in a Gypsy Village

This past week, I traveled with one of my students and his overseeing research professor to a small gypsy village outside the ancient city of Anuradhapura, which first became a capital city in 380 BCE.   371 more words

The UK should be ashamed of its dogmatic, morally disasterous approach to the use of primates in scientific research.

Last week Chinese researchers created genetically modified autistic monkeys. These ethically criminal experiments are not confined to international laboratories. The UK continues to experiment on thousands of monkeys each year… 1,185 more words