Huge Monkey Seller Kicked Out of Puerto Rico

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Huge Monkey Seller Kicked Out of Puerto Rico

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Just in the nick of time since Bioculture's plan was to capture more than 4,000 wild monkeys, jail them in cages, breed them in Puerto Rico, and then sell them (and their offspring) to laboratories.

In a victory for primate rights, Bioculture, a Puerto Rican company that sells primates to laboratories, has been told by the mayor of Guayama, Puerto Rico, Glorimari Jaime Rodríguez, that their trade is not longer okay, no longer legal, and no longer welcome.

The municipality unanimously passed two ordinances last week that ban the import, export, breeding and use of monkeys in experiments. Just in the nick of time since Bioculture's plan was to capture more than 4,000 wild monkeys, jail them in cages, breed them in Puerto Rico, and then sell them (and their offspring) to laboratories like Pfizer, Shin Nippon Biomedical Labs and Covance, for use in animal experiments.