Ask Israel Not To Send Primates to USA for Experimentation
Please sign the petition and send an email to Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) NOT to approve sending animals to SNBL (Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories) for experimentation.
With the recent success of EL-AL Airlines agreeing not to transport Mazor Farm monkeys to SNBL laboratories in Texas comes the reality that Mazor Farm is still trying to get approval to transport the monkeys. The ongoing campaign Shut Down Mazor Farm has started another petition asking Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) NOT to approve sending the animals to SNBL (Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories).
Animal organizations Behind Closed Doors led by Ms. Anat Refua, Let the Animals Live, and the Israeli Society for the Abolition of Vivisection have been working on closing down Mazor Farm for the past 15 years. More detailed information can be found on the Shut Down Mazor Farm Facebook page and other websites.
Currently, the effort is focusing on asking INPA to reject Mazor Farm’s request to transport monkeys to SNBL. SNBL is the only international research firm that accepts animals from Mazor Farm and it does not have a positive reputation.
According to PETA:
SNBL’s customers—the companies for which it conducts tests on animals—include Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, Genentech, andSeattle Genetics. Several government agencies—including the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Health and Human Services—have signed contracts with SNBL worth more than $1 million. And, SNBL profits from the importation and sales of monkeys for use in experimentation.
If successful, this petition will go a long way in helping to close Mazor Farm permanently.
If you agree monkeys and other animals should not be subjected to experiments in the name of medical research, sign the Care2 petition.
Click HERE to sign petition
WHOM TO CONTACT
Please send the below sample letter (signing with your name and country) via email to INPA, with CC’s to Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection MK Gilad Erdan, INPA head of the Law Enforcement Division, INPA Public Relations Division, and the animal organizations.
CC: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Please reject Mazor Farm’s request to send monkeys to SNBL toxicity laboratories.
Dear Director Amitay and Officials,
Following the recent Supreme Court ruling on the matter of Mazor Farm’s request to send monkeys to SNBL toxicity laboratories in the USA, I ask you not to authorize this shipment for the following reasons:
SNBL is a toxicity laboratory that does not perform any medical research, and certainly not research that aim to save lives; therefore, it does not meet the criteria that were determined by the Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection in January 2011. According to Mazor Farm itself, the intended experiment to which the monkeys are destined is a regulation experiment, not an experiment meant to develop medicine. Furthermore, the farm has stated that the experiment is different from the one to which it originally intended to ship the monkeys to a half year ago, and therefore it must provide all the required proofs concerning it, including the detailed experiment protocol.
Also, SNBL laboratory is infamous for its hundreds of criminal offenses, federal violations, and severe abuse cases in monkeys that were documented in it during the last ten years. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority, responsible for the protection of wild animals, is obligated to make certain that no animals are sent from Israel to such a place.
Additionally, the long journey of over 50 hours in small boxes and severe conditions that the monkeys will have to experience until their arrival to the laboratory is harsh abuse, which is in itself a reason enough to reject the request out-of-hand.
Furthermore, the monkeys held captive in Mazor Farm are living, feeling creatures. They experience fear, pain, and distress just like human animals and wish to avoid them just as we do. There is no justification whatsoever to cause them such unimaginable suffering. Too, the export request is, as described above, in strict contradiction with the policy set forth by the Minister of Environmental Protection.
Due to the aforementioned, I ask you to reject Mazor Farm’s request to ship the monkeys for regulation experiments in SNBL laboratories.
I will appreciate your response on the matter as soon as possible, and I thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.
Karen Lyons Kalmenson