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Melinda Novak’s email is:

Dear Dr. Melinda Novak,

It has come to my attention that one aspect of your work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and other facilities involves testing on non-human primates. Specifically, I am referencing the tests you perform on Rhesus Monkeys, evaluating Self-Injurious Behavior. I want to let you know that experimenting on non-human primates is unethical, cruel, inefficient, and unnecessary. Because I respect your credentials and research portfolio, I urge you to apply your great talent to problems that matter and which can be pursued without exposing innocent primates to these abominable conditions. Please stop experimenting on primates! The primates you experiment on deserve better, happier lives. I would love to see these sentient beings moved to sanctuaries where they can live out the rest of their days more pleasantly.

I urge you to consider Hampshire Animal Liberation Advocacy’s list of demands for Umass Amherst, which are as follows:

1. UMass Amherst will not obtain or breed any nonhuman primate for any purpose.

2. No new animal protocol involving the use of any living or dead nonhuman primate will be approved, and no existing animal protocol involving the use of any living or dead nonhuman primate will be renewed.

3. All living nonhuman primates subject to UMass Amherst’s control and discretion, but not included under a currently active protocol, will immediately be granted permanent “outgoing” status.

4. All currently approved protocols involving nonhuman primates will be postponed pending to proceed without the use of nonhuman primates. All currently assigned nonhuman primates will be immediately assigned “outgoing” status.

5. UMass Amherst will actively search for a sanctuary for any primate with “outgoing”
status as soon as “outgoing” status is granted. The animal will be humanely
transported to the sanctuary as soon as the retirement agreement has been

6. An animal will only be retired to a sanctuary that is accredited by The Association of Sanctuaries

For every life, for liberation.


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