Mobile Billboard Protests Controversial, Secretive “Terror Tests” on Baby Monkeys

Posted on May 6, 2015

Animal Protection Groups Send Billboard Through Milwaukee to Raise Awareness of University of Wisconsin’s Archaic, Cruel Experiments

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Megan Backus, ALDF
Hannah West, Alliance for Animals


MILWAUKEE — An eye-catching mobile billboard will be rolling through Milwaukee this week to draw attention to the highly controversial torture of baby monkeys in experiments conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The billboard is part of the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund’s (ALDF) and Wisconsin’s Alliance for Animals’ ongoing campaign to stop the experiments. The billboard will tour Milwaukee May 6-11 on its loop beginning at 17 and Wisconsin and head East through Marquette campus, before it heads to Madison, where it will be displayed May 11-15.

Newborn rhesus macaques undergo terror-inducing experiences in experiments, including unfamiliar “human intruders” and live snakes. The babies’ blood and cerebrospinal fluid will be repeatedly harvested, and they will be subjected to invasive brain scans. Before the infants are 18 months old, researchers will kill them and dissect their brains. The goal is to cause such severe trauma to the newborns that their brain chemistry will change before the age of one.

In October 2014, ALDF filed a lawsuit to compel the disclosure of public records concerning these taxpayer-funded experiments. According to the lawsuit, the university illegally ignored its obligations under Wisconsin’s open records law to release full records of federally-mandated animal welfare committee meetings in which the controversial experiments were approved. The University has consistently denied public access to these records, despite being obligated to do so under the law. This spring, Governor Scott Walker attempted to exempt the University from disclosing these records.

In March 2014, after massive public outcry about these extreme experiments, the university claimed it would allegedly no longer remove infants from their mothers. But no independent confirmation of this change and no guarantees the tests will be less painful or traumatic to the babies have been made. Meanwhile, more than 428,000 people have signed a petition demanding an end to the tests.

“It’s time for the University of Wisconsin to stop baby monkey torture tests—and we’re bringing that message to their front door,” said Stephen Wells, executive director of ALDF. “The public, who may not know their tax dollars are funding archaic and inhumane terror tests, have a right to know, and that’s what this campaign is bringing to light.”

The mobile billboard image file, and it’s route through Milwaukee, are available upon request.

42 thoughts on “Mobile Billboard Protests Controversial, Secretive “Terror Tests” on Baby Monkeys

  1. This is barbaric and cruel. Please have mercy on these poor innocent creatures and stop this unnecessary torture.

  2. Christina Bates says:

    Terror tests???? Why don’t they dissect a veal ccalf. Isn’t that enough terror. It’s unessecary but they like it. The whole world has been overrun by evil.

  3. Prof and Mrs Stephen LoRusso says:


  4. Samantha says:

    This is horrible and you should know better! Barbaric, cruel experiments on animals need to be stopped. Please listen to your conscience and end all animal experiments at once.

  5. Pam Baumann says:

    There is not a word strong enough to express the revulsion and disgust I have for these experiments. Depraved.

  6. Turi Kozel says:

    What century are these barbarians living in? Demand they stop, NOW!

  7. Judy Flanagan says:

    Join the 21st century and make changes to the way you test your chemicals. Leave the monkey’s and all animals alone. Don’t use them as guinea pigs any longer.

  8. Please stop this. This sickens me the way our society abuses innocent animals. Time to use better more modern methods. They are out there.

  9. Margaret Horrocks says:

    There is NO EXCUSE for animal abuse any more. FIND ANOTHER WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Renee Ivy says:

    Using animals in experiments is cruel and inhumane. There is nothing that makes this practice acceptable. Please stop this. Like us they are mental, emotional, physical and spiritual beings. We do not have the right to treat them like this.

  11. Renee Ivy says:

    Using animals in experiments is cruel and inhumane. There is nothing that makes this practice acceptable. Please stop this. Like us they are mental, emotional, physical and spiritual beings. We do not have the right to treat them like this.

  12. Sheila Keller says:

    OMG, please, please stop this horrific torture of babies. This may not be criminal, but should be. It’s about ETHICS and MORALITY. Stop abusing innocent animals in your experiments that go no where.

  13. Trent Balzer says:

    This is horrible, that you would do this to another living creature! You deserve the same torture in HELL! Release them immediately!

  14. Maria Mandjik says:

    Nobody should do to a living being. How would you fell if this was done to your children.


  16. Diane Keane says:

    Please put an end to this terrible, senseless brutality. It is inhumane and should be illegal.


  18. Anetha Prater says:

    Would this experimenting be done on humans? If there is a more intelligent race in the universe it’s not out of the question. Karma will get you. Leave these baby monkeys alone! It’s just its humane a twisted.

  19. Lynnette Haemmerle says:

    This MUST STOP.

  20. Frances McKie says:

    The USA is disgraced by this malevolent sadism….for sadistic gratification is what this is. It is not science. It is a society which has become obscene.

  21. ella riyu says:

    Please stop this torture. Stop the cruelty!!!!

  22. Sarah Rodriguez says:

    This should never be allowed any where , why isn’t this against the law , it’s barbaric , disgraceful and morally wrong . Stop this torture of these innocent creatures now .

  23. Marly says:

    This is barbaric, inhumane, and the definition of cruelty
    How can we make them stop? We must.

  24. Pam Lappen says:

    No more animal cruelty!

  25. gaynor says:

    …..there’s just NO NEED, this is the 21st century, not medieval times…..STOP !!!!!!

  26. susan blatenszky says:

    this is so sick

  27. Lisa says:

    The fact that the University is paying a person who is a sadistic human to torture and kill innocent baby monkeys is horrific! Shows that those who pay him to work there are the same sadistic killers as he is!

  28. Barry Warren says:

    Just Stop…please!!!

  29. Sheyda Ardalan says:

    There is no valid reason to do this. There are many alternatives that do not involve such inhumane approaches.

  30. Lesley Gaither says:

    I’ve been signing this type of petition for years. It time to STOP NOW!

  31. Maria Bonnici says:

    Disgraceful,no compassion it’s all money money and they don’t care who they hurt to get it :(((

  32. mara koorse says:

    Anytime you are ready to get out there and do something that will expose them, let me know please. So sick og Americans looking the other way! PROTEST! UNIVERSITY needs to he stopped!! Ww must insist that Lawmakers list animals as living beings and entitled to rightful CARE & COMPASSION. To do less shows we are miserable and evil.

  33. Joke Sleurs says:

    Don’t do things to other creatures or humans, that you wouldn’t like they doing to you!

  34. Marie Madden says:

    Stop the funding and put these poor animals in a good sanctuary. These abusers belong in jail.

  35. Conne Kirkham says:

    I cannot abide what they are doing to these poor baby monkeys and their mothers! This is a cruel and unnecesary experiment which only leads to pain and torture of innocent animals. Please stop!

  36. Juan Alonso says:


  37. fran says:

    this may be the one that breaks me. STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT God knows I would if I could. Tears blinding me, not baby monkeys, no, not baby anything, not anything, not any more torture in the name of anything STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT anybody who tortures babies has already resigned from the human race. Anybody who tortures anybody is not the same race I am.

  38. Tracy S. says:

    I can hardly believe what I’m reading! You are sorry excuses for human beings! Lord only knows what you would do to human babies if you were allowed. I have no words except to say that you better hope people don’t find out exactly who you are!The punishment will fit the crime!

  39. Linda Sperring says:

    This proves is that this university is quite backward and there is nothing cutting edge about it

  40. Julie wender says:

    Stop this cruelty!!!


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