Chinese language firm JOINN Biologics has bought 1,400 acres of land close to Gulf Hammock, Florida, southwest of Gainesville, and plans to construct a large facility there to quarantine and warehouse newly imported monkeys, successfully establishing the Levy County space as one other level alongside the damaging and lethal wildlife-trade chain. The monkeys can be offered and trucked to laboratories throughout the U.S. to be used in barbaric experiments.
The land JOINN bought—in response to stories, one of many greatest current Chinese language acquisitions of U.S. land—isn’t zoned for quarantining imported animals, however the firm nonetheless seems to be going forward with its plans.
That’s why PETA not too long ago despatched greater than 4,000 Florida residents an pressing letter asking them to name on Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has spoken out towards the ability, to cease it from being constructed.
PETA’s letter notes that monkeys within the wildlife commerce are sometimes harassed, injured, and uncovered to pathogens that may unfold to people. These pathogens can go undetected throughout quarantine screening, and a few don’t present up till months or years later.
New, unidentified viruses with pandemic-causing potential are a danger, too.
JOINN’s facility, which might home 1000’s of monkeys a 12 months, might introduce monkeys’ urine, feces, and different bodily secretions into the atmosphere, the place different animal species can be affected.
A number of the monkeys would possibly even escape, as has occurred at comparable amenities. Earlier this 12 months, a truck transporting monkeys to a quarantine facility crashed, and the animals who escaped had been shot out of concern that they could possibly be carrying harmful pathogens.
This misguided facility would imply distress for the monkeys warehoused there, and it could put the well being of each Levy County resident in danger. We should cease JOINN’s plan earlier than a single brick is laid.
—PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo
Lengthy-tailed macaques, one of many species JOINN would almost definitely import, at the moment are acknowledged as endangered by the Worldwide Union for Conservation of Nature. That is largely as a result of their seize and exploitation as a part of the worldwide wildlife commerce to U.S. laboratories, the place they’re mutilated, poisoned, disadvantaged of meals and water, forcibly immobilized in restraint gadgets, contaminated with painful and lethal illnesses, psychologically tormented, and killed.
Florida residents: We urgently want you to name DeSantis at 850-488-7146 and politely ask him to make use of his authority to cease JOINN from constructing this harmful monkey jail.
Inform the CDC to Shut Down the Monkey-Abduction Pipeline
Regardless of a long time of guarantees and a whole lot of 1000’s of lifeless monkeys, experiments utilizing animals haven’t resulted in efficient vaccines for HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, or different dreaded human diseases.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has admitted that the importation of monkeys poses a hazard to the general public, but it continues to permit the experimentation trade to deliver them into the nation.
Assist finish this barbaric and lethal commerce.