Lab Monkey Business

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Lab Monkey Business – 14 May 2008

An article in the April 2008 issue of the Animal People news titled “Enviros Expose Lab Monkey Business” reports the disturbing increase in primate trafficking worldwide.

Here are just a few quotes from this must-read article:

“…a substantial traffic in wild-caught macaques from Malaysia, who are “anesthetized, bound and gagged in order to keep them silent,” and flown in containers labeled “vegetables” to nations including Vietnam for resale to China.”

Under the heading “Demand Rising” there is this:

“An especially dramatic indication of the recent rise in laboratory demand for monkeys was disclosed in February 2008 by Dave Howden of Students for Transparency in Animal Research and Testing at McGill University in Montreal.”

The article goes on to say that in 2003 McGill used only 24 nonhuman primates but in 2006 the number increased to 919. It took Howden more than two years to obtain information through freedom of information requests.

Do you see why it is very important when making charitable donations to avoid helping those that use animals?

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
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