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Why Is the Federal Government Awarding Contracts to a Company That Was Involved in Smuggling Primates?

Critter News

was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. In 1993, he went to prison for smuggling baby orangutans. The International Primate Protection League was active in exposing and urging prosecution of this case. They were denied contracts by HHS back in 2003 due to what the government said was an insufficient response for their RFP. Biggest contracts: $232,500 with Army for Live Animals, Not Raised for Food.

Julian H. Franklin on Animal Rights

Animal Ethics

I don't expect that many readers will be converted to the cause of animal rights by reading this book. If they are to be swayed, the change is likely to come from witnessing the realities of the fate endured by animals. Nor have I dealt with advances in the legal protection of animals both in practice and in theory. I have focused exclusively on moral theory. Franklin, Animal Rights and Moral Philosophy [New York: Columbia University Press, 2005], xvii-xviii

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