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Nepal Halts Monkey Breeding

Written by PETA | September 11, 2009
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According to news reports out of Nepal, that country’s forest minister, Dipak Bohara, has “imposed a ban on monkey breeding for export to the United States for biomedical research.”

This could be an important first step toward ending the grotesque breeding-and-export trade in monkeys once and for all.

The next step is for the Nepali government to listen to the coalition of animal protection groups (including PETA India) that has been urging the government to rehabilitate the hundreds of monkeys at a breeding center in Lele and to pass a law that would halt all commercial wildlife breeding.

We hope Nepal’s action also inspires officials in Puerto Rico to block plans by Bioculture to build a monkey-breeding facility there. But in case they’re not paying attention to Nepali news—and, let’s face it, many folks aren’t—please be sure to add your voice to the growing chorus opposing the construction of Bioculture’s facility.

Written by Jeff Mackey

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  • Anon says:

    So what now instead of breeding monkeys for experiments we should catch them from the wild?? The companies who use monkeys will need to get their testing subjects one way or another and if they have to bypass some laws to do just that they wont even hesitate the budget the big pharmaceutical companies have to spend on experiments is enough to bribe every person along the way including their mothers. The point Im trying to make is People have always used animals for their own purposes whether this is right or not I cannot say but what I do know is that closing down facilities like this one is not the answer. Lets say a few hundred monkeys are rehabilitated 50 of them will probably die within the first year then 50 of the remaining ones will be captured for export into the US for biomedical experimentationyes what you just saved them from having to go through. During the next 10 years the numbers in the wild will start to decline due to pharmaceuticals demand for test subjects and their position will change from vulnerable to endangered to extremely endangered and possibly even to extinct. So please before you start applauding anyone for their great effort THINK!

  • Johnny says:

    Stop calling humans evil. There are bad people I will not disagree but it is Annoying with a capital A when humans think that all humans are evil but at the same time think that they themselves are good people. Look at the glass halffull not halfempty. It has done so much good for me. It’s no use to be physically healthy if you are hating everything.

  • Kelley says:

    I’ll never understand people who work in labs. How can they spend the day torturing and killing innocent animals at work and then go home to their family and neighbors? What do they talk about over the dinner tables? Dotheir relatives ever question them about their chosen career paths???

  • Jenny says:

    the monkey in the picture looks so sad… i just want to hug himher!!

  • Ashley says:

    I absolutely loathe the world of Vivisection. Looking at that picture of the monkey who looks terrified makes me cry. I just want to hug him and take him to a sanctuary. Human animals are simply awful.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    There are many humane Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal who have profound compassion for animals.

  • simara says:

    I continue to look forward to the abolishment of all animal cruelty and murder

  • Pamela Ernest says:

    How sad the monkey has a number tattooed on his chestlike at a concentration camp.

  • emma eustace says:

    it may be first steps but it is steps in the right direction. lets hope puerto rico now follow suit.