Primate Dealer Says Monkeys ‘Better Off’ Left Exposed in Hurricanes

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

Here’s another reason to despise and work to close down Primate Products, Inc. The notorious primate importer and breeder has revealed its disaster-preparedness plan for the thousands of monkeys typically caged at its facility. During tropical storms and hurricanes, Primate Products simply uncovers its outdoor cages and leaves the monkeys totally exposed.

In this media video, the director of facilities and planning tries to convince a reporter that the monkeys are “actually better off” if they’re left exposed in a hurricane because they can “get washed.”

The fact that Primate Products can compare leaving monkeys defenseless in 100 mile-per-hour winds and flying debris to a shower further proves that it views the animals, as its name suggests, as disposable things.

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