Today I want to add to yesterday’s Blog about the disturbing
increase in primate trafficking worldwide.
The following, from the April 2008 issue of the Animal People news,
is about macaques from Nepal that are used in the United States:
“The macaques are raised for export to U.S. laboratories, in
collaboration with the University of Washington Regional Primate
Center. The project, begun in September 2003, is funded by the U.S.
National Institutes of Health. Only captive-bred macaques may be
imported into the U.S., but after several years of constructing
facilities, the Nepal Bio-Medical Research Center started breeding
macaques in 2007 with 300 captured from the wild.”
Concerning the horrific abuse of animals, this is just the “tip of
the iceberg,” as the saying goes. There appears to be no end to the
corruption and abuse that dominates the world.
Do you see why it is very important when making donations to avoid
helping those “charities” that fund animal-utilizing research? Also, to
avoid being complicit in cruelty, educate yourself about animal
exploitation and animal-derived products – whether in food, clothing,
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