Stupid TLC Show Called "My Monkey Baby"

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It's a TLC show about humans that adopt monkeys and treat them as their children. Monkey business is big business in the United States, where some people pay up to $5,000 to adopt a monkey of their own, often a capuchin monkey, which can grow up to 22 inches and 9 pounds. There are hundreds of videos on the Internet of proud parents enjoying their monkeys, and an estimated 15,000 monkeys live with humans as pets or surrogate children in the United States.

US a Hub for Eatin' Them Endangered Species

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Be warned there's a horrific picture of a cooked monkey head in this article.) The United States is one of the world's largest, if not the largest, consuming nations for wildlife products. And here I've been yelling at China all this time. (Be From Alternet.org.

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USDA Issues Warning Letter to Oregon National Primate Research Center

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In December, the United States Department of Agriculture issued a warning letter to the primate center for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, which regulates treatment of many commercial animals from pet kittens to laboratory guinea pigs. The warning cited three errors in veterinary care, including a serious 2007 incident where a pregnant monkey died when a researcher failed to notice she was having a troubled labor.

British-Funded Lab Under Investigation in Malaysia

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Animal rights campaigners have accused the Progenix Research lab, which uses monkeys, dogs, rodents and rabbits for toxicology testing, of poisoning the animals to death. If animal testing cannot be conducted in the United States or Europe, I see no reason why they should be allowed here," Abdul Aziz was quoted as saying. Malaysia, under pressure from animal rights activists, is going to investigate Progenix Labs.

Physicians Committee Accuses University of Washington of Cruelty to Ferrets

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The residents, who are learning to insert breathing tubes in premature infants, practice on anesthetized ferrets, confirmed Dr. Dennis Mayock, a professor of pediatrics and medical director of the UW's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. says only about 13 percent of the pediatric-residency programs in the United States use animals for such training. The UW has been cited in the past for deficiencies in animal research, including allowing a monkey to starve in 2009.

USHS Alleges Animal Abuse at the University of Louisiana New Iberia Research Laboratory

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The video footage shows monkeys biting themselves and slamming against the bars of small cages. The Humane Society of the United States released the video scenes Wednesday, saying that’s only part of the documentation of what it claimed were 338 violations of federal law and policy at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Laboratory. Actually, it's more then allegations. They have video.