Next of Kin: The Ethics of Primate Research

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Thu, 01/14/2010 - 12:00am

Guests  Dr. Roger Fouts co-founder of  The Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute in Ellensburg, Wa. and author of the book Next of Kin: My Conversations With Chimpanzees and Matt Rossell of In  Defense of Animals join host Linda Olson-Osterlund to discuss the ethics of bio-medical research on non-human Primates. OHSU's  controversial National Primate Research Center in Beaverton, Oregon is planning to expand their site. Is it appropriate to use our evolutionary cousins in research and conditions that cause them ongoing pain and harm?

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