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VICTORY! Construction of Bioculture’s Monkey Factory Halted

Written by PETA | December 30, 2009

This year is coming to a close, but we’re not done yet: The victories keep pouring, or should I say, roaring in! We recently reported the end of cruel cat labs at Texas Tech and Robert’s “retirement” from experiments at the University of Utah. Today, we’re thrilled to announce yet another huge victory—this time, for thousands of monkeys.

For months, PETA has been working with an international coalition of animal protection groups to stop the construction of a massive monkey-breeding facility in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Bioculture, a company that sells primates to laboratories, had plans to capture thousands of monkeys from Mauritius and ship them to Puerto Rico so that their offspring could be sold for use in frightening, painful, and deadly experiments in the U.S. and elsewhere.

 

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We have just learned that in response to a lawsuit filed by local citizens and PETA, a Superior Court judge in Puerto Rico has ruled in activists’ favor and halted all further construction of the Bioculture facility.

Turns out there are serious problems with Bioculture’s applications and permits, including that the construction of the primate facility on the land it currently occupies would be against the law. An investigation by Puerto Rico’s Senate Environmental Committee also discovered that Bioculture did not properly address the detrimental impact the project could have on local citizens and their water supplies and land and stated that it “is not sensible” for Puerto Rico to support the project.

Despite this great news, I imagine Bioculture execs trying to regroup, telling themselves, “Where there’s a will [for us to cash in on cruelty], there’s a way.” Help us nix that notion by urging officials to permanently put a stop to this monkey-breeding facility and others in the future.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Nikki says:

    Monkey breeding for export to laboratories is happening in Mauritius !

  • Fire Island Bruce says:

    The medical research that these monkies where going to used for will still be done anyway. The only difference is that now the jobs of caring fore and cleaning up after the monkies will be shipped to another countery. The medical research jubs may be shipped out of the countery also.All of the previous comments fail to take into account that just because you do not know where it is happening does not mean it is not or will not happen. The people of Gamboon or Costa Rica did not even send a that you note for the jobs.

  • Melissa says:

    And people sometimes question where all the money goes? A LARGE portion of what is collected by PETA is used to fight Big Industry in order to make changes to prevent animal suffering. I will continue to support you PETA and so will thousands of others. Lead the fight and we will follow because there will always be those who care not but for themselves. GO PETA!!!

  • Tucker says:

    THANKYOUTHANKYOU THANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!! A MILLION TRILLION TIMES!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK YOU DO AND I WILL DO EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING I CAN DO!!!!!! MAY BE HOPFULLY IN THE NEAR FUTURE IT WILL ALL MAGICALLY BE OVER ABUSEBREEDINGMILLS BAD KENALSBAD SHELTERS EVERYTHING ELSE THAT HAS TO DO WITH HARMINGHURTING ABUSING KILLING AND SUFFERING OF ANY KIND!!!!!!!! SAME WITH WILD ANIMALS!!!!!!! SOMEDAY IT WILL ALL BE OVER SOMEDAY SOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jolanda van Haaster says:

    This achievement is great news. I really hope that all these cruel experients on animals will end one day and people on this earth will start treating animals as beautiful living beings in stead of making money from them by seeing them as products. Every living being deserves a good life.

  • Alejandra Gonzalez says:

    Congratulations to PETA and Puerto Rico for this new achievement and all your efforts! Felicidades puertorriqueos y puertorriqueas! Go vegan!

  • chander kumar soni says:

    thanks god.

  • haiyin says:

    Thank you very much! AS human we should treat animals like our kids protecting them and choosing the VEGAN diet which is good for both our heath and the earth enviroment.

  • Maria Jose Lobo says:

    I’m happy for your Puerto Rico. May this example extend all over the globe so that cruelty to animals can stop soon.

  • Shari says:

    May we get an update on the kitty that was saved from the mean sciencetist? Can we stop the monkeys from being shipped into this plant incase it ever does open?

  • george says:

    well done everyone that has worked on helping prevent the cruelty to animals happyn new year and hopefully an even more sucessfull one!

  • Janet says:

    Good for you Puerto Rico! Unfortunately Bioculture will eventually move on to a smaller poorer country where local officials can be bribed and where the citizens won’t make such a fuss and will even welcome the employment. What we need to work on are the laws concerning animal experimentation and inernational animal trade laws. In the meantime Boiculture has lost money and hopefully this “monkey” wrench will significantly slow their progress.

  • Prakash Shrivastava says:

    This is a great achievement. Let us hope that in 2010 PETA and all the caring and compassionate citizens and organizations will achieve even bigger victories to end unjust cruel treatment of animals who have got as much right to live fearlessly and without suffering as we humans.

  • Jo says:

    This is scientifically INSANE. Wild animals have diseases. There is a lack of scientific control which means that ALL scientific results using these animals would be flawed. This is the kind of fake “science” that kills people

  • Aneliese says:

    This is fantastic news! Well done PETA and message sent.

  • eddy says:

    great news!!! Keep on rocking!!! When is somebody gonna come up with the smart idea to do human testing? Enough test subjects. And guess what? The test results would even be accurate and species linked!!

  • Adriana T. says:

    I’m glad that we all pulled together to make a difference in saving the lives of these sweetlittleinnocent monkeys Yes! We did it!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    I am equally elated and surprised. I underestimated the animal activists on this one. Primates are our closest living relatives. A enlightened Judge sided with them and rightfully so !! Go vegetarian Puerto Rico.

  • michelle says:

    Congrats PETA and the caring citizens of Puerto Rico! I will never understand how people can turn a blind eye on cruelty. Knowing what they do everyday brings tremendous pain and suffering on living beings and show no remorse or guilt. Down with Bioculture!

  • Rad_Rosa89 says:

    Yes this is amazing!!!

  • rebecca finn says:

    well done all of you thank you for your tireless efforts keep up the good work.WELL DONE

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