Winston-Salem, NC -- A California animal rights group is promising to protest plans to move a colony of monkeys to a research facility in the Triad.
In a letter to Wake Forest University, In Defense of Animals asks Wake Forest to instead advocate for the monkeys' transfer to a sanctuary.
The group warns that protests and "unwelcome media attention" will result if the transfer of the monkeys goes forward. According to IDA, the animals have been used to study the effect of separating infant monkeys from their mothers and whether poor mothering leads to alcohol abuse in adolescent monkeys.
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