Normally, PETA can’t be taken seriously. But, I think that if these researchers are in fact guilty as charged most people would agree what they did was downright wrong.

Nicole Mulvaney of reports:

PETA: Princeton University researchers, students tormented monkey in plastic exercise ball

An animal rights group filed complaints against Prince-ton University today alleging that lab employees tormented at least one young monkey by placing it in a plastic exercise ball and rolling it down the halls “for their own amusement.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals filed the complaints with the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services after obtaining a June 22 email sent by university psychology professor Asif Ghazanfar to his laboratory staff and graduate students expressing concern over the incident.

PETA received the internal memo from “an anonymous whistleblower,” said Alka Chandna, senior laboratory oversight specialist for the animal rights group.

“I was very disappointed to learn that our marmosets are not being treated with the respect that they deserve,” Ghazanfar said in the email. “Recently, one or more (I didn’t get the details) was/were placed in a ferret exercise ball solely for the entertainment of some of our lab members. This could only have been stressful for the marmoset. None of those lab members who participated chose to exercise any common sense, sense of decency or leadership.”