June 10, 2011

Dope-Smoking, Menstruating Monkey Study Got $3.6 Million in Tax Dollars (Not About Code Pink)

File under: "Anals of Science" and alert PETA:

“Four rhesus monkeys were trained to smoke cocaine-base under a progressive ratio (PR) schedule with ten smoking trials available each day. Subjects quickly learned to suck or inhale on the smoking tube. Observations of the monkeys after each trial revealed dilated pupils and slightly agitated, hyperactive behavior. These findings indicated that smoked cocaine-base was rapidly established as a reinforcer for monkeys, and the physiological effects were similar to those reported in studies of human subjects.” -- (Golden Hookah) | CNSnews.com

Marilyn Carroll: Torturing rats and monkeys for over a quarter of a century.

You’ll notice that her grants, 2R01DA003240-23 and 3R01DA002486-26 each end with a -xx. The digits following the dash indicate the years of funding. In other words, as of FY 2006, 2R01DA003240-23 "Vulnerability to Drug Abuse and Treatment Efficacy: Animal Models" has been funded for 23 years, and 3R01DA002486-26 "A PRIMATE MODEL OF DRUG ABUSE: INTERVENTION STRATEGIES" has been funded for 26 years. -- Primate Freedom: Marilyn E. Carroll’s Junk Science

HT: Don Surber

Posted by Vanderleun at June 10, 2011 7:16 AM
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"Dope-smoking, menstruating monkeys."

I thought this was going to be about Code Pink.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at June 10, 2011 7:43 AM

Good point,. I've cleared it up in the headline. Thanks.

Posted by: vanderleun at June 10, 2011 7:49 AM

Headline? I assumed it must be code pink from the video.

Posted by: Jewel at June 10, 2011 9:21 AM

Is that Medea Benjamin in the video still?

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at June 10, 2011 2:28 PM

So it took them 26 years--26 freakin' years!-- to establish that freebasing cocaine will cause addictive, agitated behavior in monkeys? Why so long? Were the researchers taking hits on the pipe at the same time? And intervention in primates is important...why? The only monkeys that should ever have needed "intervention" were those in the studies. Just how much of our tax dollars went down this particular toilet?

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