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Help Us to Stop the Evil Primate Research at University of Bremen Permanently! !!

This week the small German state authority of Bremen, (acting on the advice of their scientific advisers), made the news after taking the brave decision not to renew the licence of a notorious primate researcher, Dr Andreas Kreiter of the University of Bremen.

Dr Kreiter has long been known to the animal rights community for his notoriously frivolous and cruel use of monkeys in so called "curiosity research", a crude and ambiguous form of research which by the vivisectors' own admission produces few, (if any), useful applications and has rarely, (if ever), produced any important scientific advances.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Dr Kreiter's research, it is remarkably similar to the infamous research performed at the Hebrew Universty in Jerusalem, Israel, in 2001 conducted on a macaque monkey called Malish.

Malish's story:
http://www.all-creatures.org/sof/med-malish.html

The brutal video of Malish's suffering:
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=ia4Fd661GLM

Dr Kreiter's research, like much of the research conducted in Universities worldwide, is simply to continue the cycle of research papers and research funding. In the "publish or perish" world of academic research, one commonly used "joke" amongst university vivisectors goes: "A rat is an animal, which when injected produces a research paper"...such is the acceptance in academic circles of the disgusting manner in which innocent lives are so needlessly sacrificed in order to advance a "scientist's" career!

The Gateway to Hell campaign is already active in a campaign against similar "curiosity" research on monkeys at the University of Leuven in Belgium, and now we intend to spread the battle to Bremen in solidarity with the Germn campaigners to end Dr Kreiters evil career. The University intends to appeal against the state authority's decision, and we intend to fight them every step of the way!

The people of Bremen don't want Kreiter's vile research and after 10 years of campaigning the State Authority has refused to renew Kreiter's vivisection licence. Now we must make the University of Bremen realise that Kreiter's research on monkeys has to stop, and convince them not to support his appeal!!!

TAKE ACTION:--

Please send a copy of the Sample Letter in German, (provided below), to each of the blocks of emails. (an English translation of the sample letter can be found at the bottom of this action alert).

Also distibute this action alert as widely as possible, only when the University of Bremen realise the magnitude of global opposition to primate research will they rethink their plans to defend indefensible!

Keep upto date with the latest developments of the Battle of Bremen at:
http://www.gatewaytohell.net/

SAMPLE LETTER:--

(Please don't forget to add your name at the bottom)

Sehr geehrte,

der Grund meines heutigen Schreibens besteht darin, sehr deutlich meine Vorbehalte hinsichtlich des Affenforschungsproj ektes des Herrn Dr. Andreas Kreiter der Universität Bremen zum Ausdruck zu bringen!

Allen Widerspruch zum Trotz beinhalten Dr. Kreiters Untersuchungen nichts weiter als Wiederholungen früherer Studien, die an zahllosen anderen Forschungsinstitute n bereits durchgeführt wurden, ohne nennenswerte oder nützliche Erkenntnisse!

An dieser Stelle bitte ich Sie, sich "ein Undercover-Video" , gefilmt in einem israelischen Forschungsinstitut, ansehen zu wollen; es geht hierbei um die gleiche Untersuchungsmethod e, auf Affen angewandt, wie sie erst kürzlich durch Dr. Kreiter in Bremen vorgestellt wurde.
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=7ynnTxezVas

Ich fordere Sie nunmehr auf, den Vergleich zwischen beiden Untersuchungen durchzuführen, einerseits vorgenommen im Jahr 2001 in Israel, wie sie o.g. Video entnehmen können, und andererseits dem des Dr. Kreiter, veröffentlicht im Jahr 2005.
http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/15/9/1424

Die betreffenden Untersuchungsvorgä nge, denen die Affen unterworfen wurden, stimmen in beiden Fällen völlig überein; einziger Unterschied zwischen israelischer Untersuchung und Dr. Kreiters Studie besteht in der Tatsache, daß man sich durch sichtlich verschiedene Beweggründe leiten ließ.

Ethisch gesehen gibt es keine einzige Rechtfertigung diese grausamen Untersuchungsmethod en, die zynischerweise auch noch unter den Namen 'Curiosity-Research ' bekannt sind, die aber für diese hochstehenden Tiere, wie Affen, einen endlosen Leidensweg bedeuten, zu verteidigen.

In einer Zeit, in der ethische Belange g r o ß geschrieben werden, ist es daher unbegreiflich und mehr als verwerflich, daß man sich noch stets derartiger Forschungsmethoden bedient, nur um algemeine Erkenntnisse zu gewinnen und Berichte mit hochgeputzten, widersprüchlichen Rückschlüssen veröffentlichen zu können.

Um diese Art der 'Curiosity-Research ' durchzuführen, könnte man sich genau so gut menschlicher Testpersonen und verschiedener Gehirn-Scanner -Möglichkeiten bedienen, die wesentlich genauere sowie zuverläßlichere Daten liefern. Aus diesem Grunde sind Dr. Kreiters grausame
Affen-Testmethoden aufs Schärfste abzulehnen, zumal bereits Alternativen bestehen.

Ich kann die progressive Entscheidung der Bremer Bürgerschaft, Dr.Kreiters Arbeit aus lauter ethischen Erwegungen stillzulegen, lauthals zujubeln; ungeachtet der wenig Herz zeigenden Haltung des Rektorats der Bremer Uni gegenüber dem Leiden der Tiere. Unabhängig von dem grausamen Leidensweg, dem die Tiere während Dr. Kreiters Studien unterworfen sind, zeigt es zugleich an, wie man Uni-Forschungsmitte l verschwendet, die für andere Forschungszwecke wesentlich nutzvoller eingesetzt werden könnten.

Ich muß mit Nachdruck betonen, wie ungehörig es ist, daß die Bremer Uni kürzlich noch mehr Geld freimachte, um die meist abzulehnende Forschungsmethode weiter zu unterstützen.

Ich bitte Sie mit äußerstem Nachdruck, Ihren gesamten Einfluß geltent zu machen, um sicher zu stellen, daß man an der Universität Bremen den "beschämenden Affentesten" des Dr. Kreiter ein dauerhaftes Ende bereitet.

Hochachtungsvoll,

****YOUR NAME GOES HERE****

SAMPLE LETTER TRANSLATION (In English):--

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to you today to express my concern regarding the research currently being carried on primates out at the University of Bremen by Dr Andreas Kreiter at the Center for Cognitive Science.

Despite claims to the contrary, Dr Kreiter's research is simply a repetition of previous studies that have already been carried out at numerous research institutes without generating any meaningful or useful data.

I invite you to watch an undercover video, taken in an Israeli research laboratory, of a remarkably similar procedure using monkeys to the research recently conducted by Dr Kreiter in Bremmen.
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=7ynnTxezVas

I now invite you to consider the similarities between the research conducted in Israel in 2001, shown in the video above, and research conducted by Dr Keiter which was published in 2005, linked below.
http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/15/9/1424

The surgical and experimental procedures performed on the animals in each study are the same, the only difference between the research in Israel and Dr Krieter's study is that the applied visual stimuli are different.

There can be no ethical justification for conducting or facilitating these crude studies, cynically known as "curiosity research", which cause such unimaginable suffering on such highly evolved animals as monkeys.

In a time when the importance of scientific ethics have never been higher, it is utterly unacceptable that this type of research is occurring despite a general acknowledgement that it is scientifically irrelevant and only serves to generate a research paper with ambiguous and contradictory conclusions.

These forms of "curiosity research" can just as easily be performed using human test subjects and various forms of brain scanning facilities, which provide more reliable and applicable results and therefore it is utterly inexcusable that Dr Kreiter performs such cruel and invasive research on monkeys when an applicable alternative is readily available.

I strongly support the progressive decision of the state authority to veto Dr Kreiter's work on ethical grounds, despite the utter indifference to animal suffering displayed by the University of Bremmen's governing authority. Quite aside from the abhorent animal cruelty involved in Dr Kreiter's work, it also represents a waste of university resources which could be allocated to more productive forms of research.

It is absolutely disgraceful that the University of Bremmen is going to spend yet more money supporting an appeal in defence of the most indefensible form of research. I therefore urge you in the strongest possible terms to use your influence within the University of Bremmen to ensure that Dr Kreiter's shameful abuse of primates is ended permanently!

Yours faithfully,

****YOUR NAME HERE***

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