Experimenting on Animals: Inside The Monkey Lab

Experimenting on Animals: Inside The Monkey Lab

VICE News gets rare access to Europe’s largest primate testing facility, the Biomedical Primate Research Center (BPRC) in the Netherlands, where scientists try to find cures for the worst human diseases, while claiming to provide unparalleled care for the monkeys in the hope they live the most animal friendly life before and during testing.

Once selected, inside the laboratories, monkeys are shaved, anesthetized, and experimented on for research purposes.

Yet the center remains controversial. Protestors gather regularly in front of its gates and there are calls in the Dutch parliament to close the site and switch to alternatives for testing on primates.

But as the BPRC explains to VICE News, modern science isn’t there yet. In the meantime, it still uses about 200 monkeys a year for a slew of experiments to find cures, and even replacements for primate testing in the future.

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  1. Lone Wanderer on September 6, 2022 at 7:53 am

    "What about all of the heaps of dead monkies?"

    "Science cannot progress without heaps!"

  2. GodsVellyway on September 6, 2022 at 7:54 am


  3. auke feddema on September 6, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Everyone wants no more testing on animals, yet we cannot stop testing to improve healthcare. I think the rules for human testing should be less when done with volunteers, next to that there’s little solution to this problem that saved millions of human lives.

  4. ima hossenpfeffer on September 6, 2022 at 8:00 am

    how do you think we make new meds for humans? where do they come from? from these tests dummies!

  5. Mya_Playz_4life on September 6, 2022 at 8:01 am

    They have a point. In reality, I rather be put down, rather than sit and be lonely. They also do this because they need to find a cure, as you listen, you can hear they want to avoid doing this in the future

  6. Brad Nelson on September 6, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Peta needs to piss off honestly! If it weren’t for these monkeys, people you love, YES YOU PETA, wouldn’t have the medicine needed in severe health cases! I’m not sorry, I’d rather lose all these monkeys than family members! These dirty bastards multiply by the dozens, they’re harsher to each other than we humans will ever be and there are far too many monkeys in the wild!

  7. ×blue_griffin on September 6, 2022 at 8:04 am
  8. Black Corp on September 6, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Leave the monkeys the f**k alone … do you want Planet of the Apes…this is how you get Planet of the Apes

  9. Alicia Wright on September 6, 2022 at 8:08 am

    How could they do that I’m crying

  10. Tutta Salonen on September 6, 2022 at 8:09 am

    No one of us is worth this torture. No. Human sapienses are the worst beasts in this world.

  11. Ariel L on September 6, 2022 at 8:10 am

    Leave the apes alone, just test on those disgusting, brainless, worthless monkeys!

  12. Dee M. on September 6, 2022 at 8:10 am

    I thought I could watch this. Nope.

  13. Garden on September 6, 2022 at 8:12 am


  14. Jennifer Vicknair on September 6, 2022 at 8:12 am

    It’s to save lives I think it’s worth it

  15. Amy goffard on September 6, 2022 at 8:13 am

    How anyone can do this as a job regardless of how much it pays

  16. Heather The Eevee on September 6, 2022 at 8:15 am

    Stop animal testing!!!

  17. •Duckie• on September 6, 2022 at 8:15 am

    The way they said "this is not animal testing were just CHECKING them" that just gets me mad.

  18. Viru Kumar on September 6, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Too sad

  19. Prerna Sarkar on September 6, 2022 at 8:19 am

    Ahhh humans are the worst creatures

  20. Sharp on September 6, 2022 at 8:19 am

    But the monkeys are so cute

  21. Timo on September 6, 2022 at 8:20 am

    This is how covid 19 vaccination is made.

  22. •Gacha_Newbie• on September 6, 2022 at 8:21 am


  23. DAniela on September 6, 2022 at 8:24 am

    Guys this is so cruel and we need to stop this each time we go shopping do not buy animal testing products check in the back of the product

  24. Tony Robinson on September 6, 2022 at 8:24 am

    I can’t watch this these people are monsters

  25. Mich Ryan on September 6, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Inject the toxin is hid little monkey pee-pee for all I care!

  26. Firework lover on September 6, 2022 at 8:26 am

    Bro peta has killed millions of animals

  27. idk on September 6, 2022 at 8:29 am

    Poor monkey

  28. Luis Ortiz on September 6, 2022 at 8:31 am

    I am surprised that the comment section isn’t disabled.

  29. spannaspinna on September 6, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Monkeys munted on special k

  30. John John on September 6, 2022 at 8:33 am

    Scumbag pharmaceutical companies, why don’t they test on themselves, majority of the products they make are useless.

  31. Maryum Usman on September 6, 2022 at 8:34 am

    I can’t believe some people wake up to think “oh yeah, today, I’ll be injecting a living creature with some chemicals to see if it does anything bad” and just live with themselves

  32. Ashoor Azhar on September 6, 2022 at 8:35 am

    Wow gwen pol..plz sub Persian subtitles..tnx.. she’s Very good one person for vice.good Doc’s

  33. LilyGacha on September 6, 2022 at 8:36 am

    why do you guys do this just to hurt animals?

  34. Yuji on September 6, 2022 at 8:37 am

    As sad as this is, this is our best solution to testing things. I always hear or read this one #1 saying
    “ That monkeys are the closest relatives to us “.

    I always knew that saying would come to bite back the ones who’s standby it, made arguments and made cases on that saying because now we will use monkeys FOR THAT EXACT REASONING.
    Until our technology advances to the point where we will not need animals or even humans to experience on but as for the ones who are reading this it will mostly not be in our lifetime. Given that this will be the result and there will be many more monkeys experimented on until technology advances.
    I am on a rough spot on this, I want to say they are wrong but sadly,they are trying to make right for the future generations of humans and the people that are protesting and yelling out at every person going in there is in the wrong because you don’t know how they feel there’s some that do not like this but these are also jobs in this field Pay a little bit of good money enough to support their family just to put food in their bellies, put a roof over their head and clothes on their backs. The ones who work here probably said to themselves I can support my family and I’m doing this for the greater good of our species if I don’t take this job someone else will, people working in other fields don’t like their jobs but they’re doing it for their family or if they don’t have a family supporting themselves and bills.
    We all have worked jobs in the past or even currently that we don’t like or we hate but we still have to go to work, this is the same that goes for this job of the people who are working in this facility.

    These animals are hurting yes but most of the people who are angry in these comments cannot say much if they eat me or chicken, we kill to eat these animals who are also housed the exact facilities as this one, you can’t just say that this is wrong for one animal when you hurt others every time you eat, if you are saying this is wrong for these animals then you need to be protecting ALL animals!
    You can’t be a hypocrite when it comes to judgment of these people in this facility.

    If the ones who are angry in these comments if this bothers you to the point you can’t sleep at night then go to the facility yourself and offer your body to be experiment on, trials run on you by pharmaceuticals or products or whatever they are experimenting with, I’m pretty sure a lot of people will be quiet and go to back to sleep.

  35. Garden on September 6, 2022 at 8:37 am

    I bet they won’t do that to their children but they do it to monkeys who feel and think too. I have a scientist friend and she said animal experiments are not necessary.

  36. Garden on September 6, 2022 at 8:39 am

    That poor monkey

  37. steve maeren on September 6, 2022 at 8:40 am

    Wat de reden ook is geen enkele reden is goed voor die mishandelingen maakt niet uit de ziekte die ze zelf maken om daarna grof geld te verdienen met een geneesmiddel ziek ech ziek

  38. Mich Ryan on September 6, 2022 at 8:41 am

    Sick of these piece of garbage people interfering with medical research. Glad to see it’s painful for the animal, kill the monkey euthanize the monkey, kill the m9 key kill the monkey, we all want to see a dead monkey!

  39. Garden on September 6, 2022 at 8:41 am

    They’re just legalised criminals.

  40. Neno Num on September 6, 2022 at 8:42 am

    this is how zombies will born

  41. merrie on September 6, 2022 at 8:47 am

    This made my blood boil. Whats worse that theyre not even aware of what theyre doing is wrong. Theyre playing with lives and killing animals just as easy as that. These monkeys looks like a doll with cotton inside of them because of how weak they look and featherlight they are This made me feel so horrible these scientists are so sadistic i hope they get what they deserve. I hope they live their whole life with guilt and sadness

  42. ~Pãsţeł_Cøõkíēs~ on September 6, 2022 at 8:47 am

    they need to stop #stopanimaltesting

  43. Culo Mas culo on September 6, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Heard a story of underground labs where the most weirdest experiments were done on humans and made human hybrids and alien hybrids

  44. hellaGiaa on September 6, 2022 at 8:51 am

    these people to like animal testing is worst than demons in hell

  45. Stella_bowBella19 on September 6, 2022 at 8:52 am


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