Connecticut Oil Company President Illegally Owns Primate

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Pierce Onthank, the president of an oil and gas company, was charged in January with illegal possession of a primate for keeping a siamang, a type of gibbon that is native to rain forests in Malaysia and Indonesia and can weigh up to 30 pounds and stand 3 feet high. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection says he never had the required permit. Tags: animal cruelty illegal pets primates us I'm starting to wonder about Connecticut.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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Another crass attempt at primate slavery for money wrapped in "we put people first" robes." Less than one year ago, Puerto Rico enacted a landmark animal protection law, based in part on a set of model laws drafted by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. states and jurisdictions with regards to the strength of their laws protecting animals. Tags: animal experimentation puerto rico animal research primates medical research

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

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Worldwide Primates Inc. was started by Mathew Block to import primates into the US for animal experimentation. Here is a synopsis from a Brown University web site about his case : Matthew Block, of Worldwide Primates, Miami, FL, was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison, three years of supervised probation, and a $30,000 fine at a 2-day sentence hearing on April 16, 1993. According to this website , Worldwide Primates has received $2,411,795.00

EU Bans Use of Great Apes in Animal Research

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After two years of heated debate on how to protect animal welfare without scuppering scientific research, the new limits, updating regulations from 1986, were adopted by the European Parliament despite objections from Green MEPs. Under the new legislations, experiments on great apes such as chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans are to be banned and "strict" restrictions set on the use of primates in general. Tags: chimpanzees europe animal research apes primates

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On Different Results of Direct Action

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Dr. David Jentsch says to his colleagues "your silence will no longer protect you" and his community of vivisectionists has decided to have a pro-torture and slaughter (i.e., Jentsch talks about the cost ("it's hard to put a price tag on") of protecting those like him, so we definitely know that the tactics of those who seek to defend animals are working on one level (economic harm, though once removed at least in this situation). Re: Trajectory of humans versus primates.

European Union Screws Apes Used in Medical Research

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Here are the results of the EU flirtation with restricting research on primates. The Commission had also proposed scaling back experiments on the 12,000 primates used each year, so they could only be used if the survival of their species was at stake or during an unexpected outbreak of life-threatening disease in humans. They also called for a feasibility study before agreeing to a ban on capturing wild primates to use in laboratories.

Ocean Advocacy and Animal Rights

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We support two ocean protection organizations: People for Puget Sound (local) and the Ocean Conservancy. The purpose is to protect ocean species as a whole. I think that ocean life, with the exception of mammals, are often overlooked because they are not the sentient, communicating species that we identify with, like primates, dogs, cats, etc. I was reading Ocean Conservancy's magazine today. For the past couple of issues I've read, it has had a "sustainable seafood recipe."