A Database Survey Of Primate Research in Asia
This study by a Canadian member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees found that more than half of the Asian primate research studies conducted in 2001 involved non-invasive behavioral or ecological research. The articles also provides a brief description of animal experimentation and the ethical arguments against it.
Based on a database search of published articles, this study describes the context of primate utilization in Asia for the year 2001. More than half (56.7%) of the animal studies conducted were non-invasive, where little pain was involved and fewer chimpanzees, gorillas and bonobos were used. The majority of these studies were behavioral and ecological research, where the animals were reportedly observed in their natural settings.