For Immediate Release:
April 13, 2023
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382
Miami – Please see the following statement from PETA Vice President Kathy Guillermo regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s citation of Worldwide Primates following a PETA complaint:
Worldwide Primates found out today that PETA is coming for it. Following our formal February 16 complaint to the USDA, the notorious monkey importer was cited for violating the federal Animal Welfare Act for its role in transporting 167 long-tailed macaques across the country without proper veterinary exams, a move that risked the health of those monkeys and the public at large. Worldwide Primates has a long, ugly history of violating state, federal, and international laws passed to protect primates and public health, and it’s one of the unindicted co-conspirators in the November 2022 U.S. Department of Justice case, which is set for a key public pretrial hearing next Friday in Miami.