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(US/nj) Animal rights activist protest Princeton University primate laboratory

[The Times of Trenton]

PRINCETON -- Irene Simmons once visited Nassau Street for lunch every day since she retired from the U.S. Navy last year, as a civilian software programmer.

But when a whistle-blower published photos of laboratory primates subjected to harsh conditions at Princeton University's Developmental Neuromechanics and Communication Lab, the Hopewell Township resident couldn't stomach her usual routine.

'I can't bear to drive through this area, sit outside and enjoy myself knowing that animals are being tortured,' Simmons said.

Simmons was one of a dozen activists gathered in the middle of the busy downtown yesterday, at the corner of Nassau Street and Washington Road, protesting the laboratory's continued testing on primates.

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