Protest Outside Hospital After Baboon Escape Highlights Animal Testing Concerns

Protesters fighting for an end to animal experimentation have gathered out the front of a Sydney hospital after three baboons escaped from its animal research facility.

About 100 people turned up to the protest at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown on Sunday afternoon to call for an end to animal experimentation.



Exclusive: The Moment Baboons Escape Sydney Medical Facility

A witness has shared the moment he spotted a troop of baboons busting out of a medical facility in Sydney's inner-west on Tuesday.

The protest was organised after a 15-year-old baboon and his two female companions escaped while being transported to the hospital's animal research facility on Tuesday evening.

Protestors hold placards during a protest against animal experimentation outside the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney on Sunday. Image: AAP

The baboons are part of a colony in western Sydney used for research on reproductive health, kidney disease and gestational diabetes.



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Video footage of the three baboons running around a car park made headlines, with the NSW health minister insisting the primates were not at the facility for research purposes but rather the male was due for a vasectomy.

The baboons were recaptured and the male later had a vasectomy. Image: AAP

The incident has reignited concerns over the welfare of animals used for experiments.

Activist group Sydney Save Animals in Laboratories on Sunday said people had come together to take a stand for all the animals being tested at RPA.

Image: AAP

"We have a large crowd of concerned citizens of Sydney, concerned about any bio security risks that could have happened with the baboons that escaped the other day," a spokesman said in a Facebook video.

Many protesters held signs of photos of the three runaway baboons and with posters that said "No excuse for animal abuse" and "Shut down animal labs".