Petition handed in to stop monkey experiments in Zurich
A petition of more than 50,000 signatures has been handed to authorities in the canton of Zurich against tests on monkeys at the ETH and University of Zurich.
The signatories are opposed to the neuro-informatics Institute using them for research on schizophrenia.
They are calling for the tests to be completely abandoned and new research methods set up.
Every year 200 to 300 monkeys are used for experiments in Switzerland.
According to the Confederation of statistics, of over 1000 primates used between 2010 and 2015, 26 were killed after the tests.