News of the WeekANIMAL RESEARCH

50 Monkeys Taken From Indian Lab

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Science  13 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5430, pp. 997
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5430.997c

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NEW DELHI-- Armed with a government order and escorted by police, animal activists have released into the wild 50 rhesus monkeys that were being used for drug testing. The episode is the latest battle in a fight over the country's new animal welfare rules, which scientists fear could halt drug testing in India.