She also asks, if "... they're just like us. If the emotional abuse of baby monkeys is similar enough to the abuse of baby humans for the results to be extrapolated, how can it be OK?" Mr. Phillip's excellent essay goes into more detail about the research protocol and the people involved.
I'm shocked that this sort of research will resume, and I'm hardly alone, as it has generated unprecedented negative comments from all over the globe, including from other researchers. Some are unconvinced that anything useful will come from this highly controversial project other than more unnecessary and horrific abuse and the death of the tormented baby monkeys.
You can send letters to the editor for Mr. Phillip's article here and find out more about Dr. Kalin here . And there is a petition you can sign here to terminate this research which University of Wisconsin alumni can sign here.
Once again, anthrozoologists would find this study and the widely varying attitudes to be a goldmine for research in human-animal relationships.