Porton Down is a secret military research base in Wiltshire, owned by The Ministry of Defense. After Animal Justice Project sent a Freedom of Information request to MOD, it was revealed that the research unit tested on three times as many monkeys as the year before.
Scientists at Porton Down used 115 monkeys for experiments in 2016, compared with 45 in the previous 12 months.
Research has revealed that the laboratory have been carrying out TB studies for over a decade, this useless and unnecessary experiment involves TB-causing bacteria to be injected into the animals or scientists forcing them to inhale it. Following this the monkeys suffered serious depression, withdrawn behaviour and up to 20% loss in body weight.
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