i don’t feel like putting a kicky exclamation point on this title (as i did with the turkey entry) because it’s a pretty sad situation. i’m sure you understand.
i’ve been getting their email updates, and i noticed today that they have a pretty interesting sponsorship program. for $10 you can order a primate freedom tag, which is a simple stainless steel tag imprinted with the vital stats of a primate currently housed in a research lab. the record includes the serial number, birthdate, sex, species, and location of your monkey.
this is a pretty cool idea, because it reinforces the idea that these animals are important and unique beings (of course), and it also gives you a potential connection, since you can write to the experimenters to "check on" your primate friend. now, i have no idea whatsoever whether most experimenters will be cooperative in this regard, but it’s a novel approach and worth a shot.
if nothing else, you’re helping to fight the good fight, and you have a specific animal toward whom to channel all of those good vibes. i think i messed that mess up, grammar-wise, but you see what i’m saying.
while i’m here, i’ll toss out my favorite vivisection website, for those who’d like to read further on the subject.