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Cutting Edge

Cutting Edge

Exposed: A BUAV investigation into the deliberate infliction of brain damage on marmosets at Cambridge University.


The BUAV’s10-month undercover investigation into primate brain research at Cambridge University takes us right into the heart of the UK's medical research industry. Our investigator secretly recorded the miserable fate of hundreds of marmoset monkeys imprisoned inside small, barren cages for their entire lives and deliberately brain-damaged.

The monkeys were used for a mixture of basic research - curiosity-driven and aimed at simply 'finding out about the brain’, and applied research - trying to develop a marmoset 'model' of human illness such as stroke and Parkinson's disease.

The tests

Watch footage from the investigation