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Benicio del Toro Writes Letter Opposing Monkey Breeding Facility in Puerto Rico

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As you might remember, Bioculture—a company that supplies primates to laboratories—plans to capture monkeys from their homes in Mauritius, hold them captive in Puerto Rico, and then sell thousands of their babies for use in painful and deadly experiments around the world. Actor Benicio del Toro has written a letter to the governor of Puerto Rico opposing a new monkey breeding facility.

Rare Tortoises Found in Luggage

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The tortoise- and drug-filled bags had come in on 1 June on an Air Mauritius flight and were discovered by Customs officers at the airport. I've finally started getting email updates from Traffic, the wildlife trade monitoring network. Here is one of their stories about tortoises being smuggled in luggage.note the drug connection.

Unacceptable Trade in Primate Research Animals

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Around 10,000 are bred and exported from Mauritius to the US, UK and Japan. I'm so glad I have this blog and other web outlets to highlight these kinds of stories. If not for these outlets, I would have to sit in a slow simmer as none of my "friends" can handle or understand the outrage. I think they just want to live in happy denial. If they think about what's going on and their role in it, then they might actually have to care.