Baboons killed in 'unethical and inhumane' experiment

Although the two surgeons behind the experiment, Professor David Sonnabend and Dr Allan Young, are now attached to Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, the Northern Sydney Local Health District denied the experiment was carried out at the hospital, as claimed by Humane Research Australia.

The eight ageing female baboons were sourced from the National Baboon Breeding Colony, which had scheduled them to be killed.

The shoulder tendons of the baboons were cut before tendon-to bone repair of the rotator cuff of each