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Victory! Massive Monkey Prison Kicked Out of Puerto Rico City

October 6, 2010

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Bioculture—a company that sells nonhuman primates to laboratories—has been dealt a massive blow after the municipality of Guayama, Puerto Rico, and its mayor, Glorimari Jaime Rodríguez, unanimously approved two landmark ordinances banning the import, export, breeding, and use of monkeys in experiments.

Bioculture must now terminate its plans to capture more than 4,000 wild monkeys, confine them to cages, breed them in Guayama, and sell their offspring to laboratories for use in painful and deadly tests.

Bioculture’s client list included hideous labs such as Shin Nippon Biomedical LaboratoriesCharles River LaboratoriesPfizer, and Covance, among others.

PETA, other organizations, world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, and Puerto Rico–born actor Benicio del Toro have campaigned hard to get Bioculture’s cruel plan stopped. We protested the company and joined Guayama residents in filing a lawsuit, which prompted a Superior Court judge in Puerto Rico to temporarily halt construction of the facility because of Bioculture’s flagrant violation of local laws.

In case Bioculture has ideas about setting up shop elsewhere in Puerto Rico, we have also worked with Sen. Melinda Romero Donnelly, who sponsored Senate Resolution 1514 to formally urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture not to grant any licenses or permits to Bioculture for the importation and breeding of animals in Puerto Rico. The resolution is being considered by the Senate right now.


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November 4, 2009. In front of the legislature of Puerto Rico. We oppose Bioculture Laboratories building a monkey breeding facility in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Its purpose is to breed monkeys to import to the US for experimenting and torturing. Animal experiments are ineffective. Animals and humans are biologically different. We have not found cures to cancer or aids. Animal testing is a waste of money and inaccurate! We need to progress and use alternative testing like in-vitro, molecular science, human tissues, cadavers and more.



hail to guayama
hail to gloriama rodriguez
the mayor
for slamming the door
on bioculture,
the animal slayer
4000 primates can now be free
not exposed to torture so
may this just be start
of a world with a heart

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    October 7, 2010 12:07 am

    Fantastic news! 🙂
    Imagine being in the animal slave/torture trade. Does it get any lower than that?
    Here’s hoping anyone still with hopes to set up shop for Bioculture drops dead.
    The heartless lowlives.


  2. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 7, 2010 5:12 am

    hail to guayama
    hail to gloriama rodriguez
    the mayor
    for slamming the door
    on bioculture,
    the animal slayer
    4000 primates can now be free
    not exposed to torture so
    may this just be start
    of a world with a heart


  3. Anabela permalink
    October 23, 2010 9:01 am

    Great job! Thank you! 🙂


  4. glen mac pherson permalink
    October 22, 2012 11:06 am



  5. glen mac pherson permalink
    October 22, 2012 11:07 am

    Love animals more than people..people suck!!!


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