PETA storms UW over treatment of medical research monkeys on first day of classes

UW students were greeted with the sound of monkey screeches and people dressed in monkey suits as they walked between the quad and Red Square on their first day of class.

It was all part of a protest by PETA and the Northwest Animal Rights Network against UW’s Northwest Center for Primate Research, which conducts experiments on monkeys for medical research.

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PETA protesters say researchers at the lab infect monkeys with diseases, from malaria to zika. PETA’s Lisa Jones-Engel, who used to be a researcher in the UW monkey lab, said she left her former job because she could not

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