Stock colony J06: This is where monkeys arriving from Vietnam are housed. In terms of space, companionship and enrichment this is the best the monkeys get. No natural light or vegetation and limited, basic climbing frames. The gulf between how welfare is perceived inside and outside of the animal research community is apparent. Twenty years of regulation has failed to provide welfare that matches public assurances. These conditions would be distressing in an impoverished, unregulated zoo, yet this is a company with annual profits of â‚Ź37million.
A report on the use of primates in regulatory testing in a typical European commercial testing laboratory