Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Please stop the monkey trade - Stop experiments on monkeys

Dear Mr. President Obama,

tens of millions of animals suffer and die in research labs each year in useless experiments. This contradicts the animal welfare act as the experiments are scientifically unjustifiable because they have no relevance to human health concerns. A shift away from outdated animal models toward modern, human-focused research methods is urgently needed.

I kindly request that the entire $ 10,4 billion given to the National Institutes of Health for useless and cruel animal experimentation be directed exclusively toward the funding of non-animal research methods.

Yours sincerely
Doris Volmar

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