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Activism is Missouri
According to local activists, the deer in Shawnee Mission Park aren't the
only animals in need of saving -- monkeys at the University of Kansas Medical
Center are in danger, too.
Sunday marked the start of National Primate
Liberation Week, a nationwide series of protests organized by Stop Animal
Exploitation Now, a non-profit based in Ohio. On Saturday, local supporters
will hold a demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. at KU Med.
target is the university's "Brain Mapping" research. Conducted by Dr. Paul
Cheney, the investigation uses "awake monkeys" to determine which specific
neurons in the brain fire to complete various tasks. In a statement about the
Saturday rally, the local animal rights group argues that strapping a monkey
to a restraining chair and exposing its brain for monitoring is cruel and