Primate Breeding Facility Generates Controversy In Puerto Rico Itself

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I come down hard on Puerto Rico, ever since the scandal in which dogs were being thrown off bridges by an animal control company. Plus, the horrible pictures I've seen of strays in Puerto Rico. They've been planning to build a facility to breed research monkeys in Puerto Rico for some time. I'm glad this is sparking a dialogue in Puerto Rico. Tags: puerto rico animal research primates Good!

More on Outrageous Animal Cruelty Verdict in Puerto Rico

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Here is the BBC article on that travesty in Puerto Rico. Tags: puerto rico If you care about animals, don't give them your tourist dollars. This is just one of many of a long line of animal abuse problems there.

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Three Workers Acquited of Animal Cruelty in Puerto Rico

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Remember this the next time you think about going to Puerto Rico. Tags: puerto rico animal cruelty These are the guys that allegedly threw 60 or so dogs off a bridge. The judge said there wasn't enough evidence. Baloney. Or better yet, don't think about going there. Disgusting.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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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. 2552) place Puerto Rico among the top tier of U.S. The proposed primate breeding facility would violate both the letter and the spirit of Puerto Rico’s progressive new law, which strictly limits the use of animals in experimentation.

Selena Gomez Auction For the Dogs of Puerto Rico

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We've blogged quite a bit here about the poor conditions for stray dogs in Puerto Rico. Tags: puerto rico dogs Here is a documentary on Youtube narrated by actress Selena Gomez. She is currently having an auction to benefit Island Dog Inc. I'm glad that this will get more publicity for the issue. This will not only get people involved, but may also force the govt. there to spend some resources to deal with the problem in a humane way. Here is Island Dog's site.

Puerto Rico Ships Monkey to.Baghdad?

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Puerto Rico is using it as a dumping ground for "nuisance" monkeys. Puerto Rico is eager to rid itself of the estimated 2,000 patas and rhesus monkeys that have taken a toll on wildlife and agriculture in the Lajas Valley since escaping from nearby research centers 30 years ago. "We The Baghdad Zoo rakes in some more animals.

Three Men Go on Trial in Puerto Rico for Dog Massacre

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Animal control workers in October took about 80 pets from the housing project in the northern Puerto Rican town of Barceloneta and allegedly tossed them off a bridge to their deaths. Tags: puerto rico These are the 3 that allegedly tossed animals off a bridge to kill them. If guilty, I hope they are punished severely. Somehow I doubt that will happen, but you never know.

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Puerto Rico's animal welfare is pathetic. It's not that different from the rest of Latin America, but Puerto Rico is part of the United States. Tags: puerto rico animal rescue latin america us I really like this group and donate to them. There's no excuse for them not to be on par with at least the worst US state.

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To the Editor: Thank you for publicizing the plight of satos—street dogs—in Puerto Rico in “ Scrutiny for Puerto Rico Over Animal Treatment ” (news article, March 9). Sadly, the situation in Puerto Rico is replicated in countries around the world where hundreds of millions of dogs live as strays, abandoned by the humans they have come to depend on for food, shelter and companionship.

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Today, March 30th, at 3:00 East Coast time, Susan Soltero of Puerto Rico will interview me live on the air at WALO Radio about Responsible Policies for Animals' 10,000 Years Is Enough campaign to get our universities out of the meat industry! The University of Puerto Rico, an "1862" LGU founded in 1900, operates a slaughter facility killing small ruminants -- typically goats and sheep, cattle being large ruminants.

I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears

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Like a dog in a canoe>to be very nervous (Spanish, Puerto Rico). National Geographic has published a book on idioms from around the world, and we got a chance to read it! It’s called I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World and there are many that have to do with animals! And they are pretty funny! Here is a list of some animal related idioms. Like a perch in a chicken coop>insulted, pooped on (Spanish, Mexico).