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Hundreds Decry Proposed Monkey-Breeding Factory

Written by PETA | July 22, 2009

Bioculture demonstration


This guy wasn’t monkeying around when he and 300 animal defenders recently descended upon Guayama, Puerto Rico (aka “Pueblo de los Brujos” or “city of witches“), to condemn the proposed construction of a Bioculture monkey-breeding facility within city limits.

This plan is driving everyone—from PETA to local citizens—bananas because Bioculture reportedly wants to use the facility to breed wild monkeys and sell their babies for use in painful and cruel experiments. Even Guayama’s mayor, Glorimari Jaime, is opposed to the facility’s construction. Halfway through the protest, she came out of her office, stood on a bench, and told the group that she was on their side—and that she would support and join in civil disobedience with them.

The protest was picked up by media across the city, so my guess is that Puerto Rican governor Luis G. Fortuño has already caught wind of the public’s outrage. Yesterday, we sent him a letter calling on him to halt consideration of the Bioculture facility—hopefully it will be the final nudge he needs to prevent its construction.

Our hats are off to the hundreds of caring people who have voiced their opposition to Bioculture—please join them.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Stewart Rosenkrantz says:

    How outrageously cruel can we be?

  • De LaFreniere says:

    This is animal abuse at one of the worst!!! It’s bad enough that we have to fight research labs at all what happened to the word HUMANE???

  • NT says:

    My heart goes out to those compassionate people in Puerto Rico who are standing up against this facility from hell!

  • Taylor says:

    PETA Thank you for organizing this massive event. Now that the mayor is on our side I really have faith that we can stop this disgusting breeding farm for coming to Guayama. Thank you for giving us hope!

  • Gina says:

    Keep fighting PETA I have faith in you and I just know you will win this brutal battle.

  • Carla Cappalli says:

    PETA thanks for your support! I love you guys!We will fight this till the end. This is NOT happening in my home Puerto Rico!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Oh great…another facility where primate mothers are separated from their babies. Non human mothers feel the loss of their babies just as much as human mothers do. Watching years of Jane Goodall specials taught me that and I was a child when those were on the air through National Geographic T.V. specials… By the way does Jane Goodall know about this?? She is extremely effective in situations such as this one!

  • Carla* says:

    If there’s any place that must be stopped before anything happens it’s this place!! Everyone do what you can to stop them from constuction. If I were only lightening believe me I would!! This will be hell on earth for those monkeys!!