Actioncampaign Koen is the name of a direct-action campaign to close down BPRC (Biomedical Primate Research Centre). We stand up for the animals, which are locked up and tortured, in the BPRC. We take complete freedom and autonomy in our actions. With our direct actions we build up the pressure around the BPRC. Our actions are spontanous, unexpected, direct and very expensive. Everybody can take part in the nonviolent direct-actions against the BPRC.
The campaign is named after the recently deceased chimpanzee Coen. Coen had been infected with HIV and had been in solitary confinement for over 20 years after the infection. This kind of practice is unacceptable and has to be stopped immediately.
A comparable primate (breeding) centre in the UK, Shamrock Farm, had to close down after many demonstrations and direct actions. BPRC is going to be the next primate centre to close down. Till all torture and breeding centres are closed down