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February 20, 2021 - PETA

The real life horror story of Dorothy, a monkey used for breeding and experiments

The real life horror story of Dorothy, a monkey used for breeding and experiments
Dorothy the rhesus monkey, aka A15378Credit: PETA

Dorothy was a rhesus macaque born on April 1, 1993, at a Texas laboratory, where she was kept in a pen with other monkeys and eventually used as a breeding machine.

There, over the course of 20 years, she gave birth to 13 babies, all of whom were taken from her. By December 2015, she was clearly geriatric but was still considered useful to laboratories, because she hadn’t been subjected to any invasive surgeries or used in any experiments.

So she was sold to the University of Washington’s Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC), where she was renamed A15378.

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