Puerto Rico Town Says ‘No’ to Monkey Prison

October 2010

Monkey importer Bioculture was stopped in its tracks when the Puerto Rican town of Guayama passed two landmark ordinances banning the import, export, breeding, and use of monkeys in experiments. As a result of these ordinances—which came on the heels of a vigorous campaign by PETA—the city halted Bioculture’s plans to capture more than 4,000 wild monkeys, confine them to cages, breed them in Guayama, and sell their offspring to laboratories for use in painful and deadly experiments.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind