The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Benicio del Toro Against Monkey Breeding Facility

Puerto Rican heartthrob and Oscar winning actor Benicio del Toro is working to halt construction plans for Bioculture's massive monkey-breeding facility in Guayama, Puerto Rico. The actor sent a letter to Puerto Rico’s Governor Fortuño urging him to halt the construction plan for the monkey breeding facility due to his opposition to the extreme abuse the animals will suffer. Bioculture is a company that supplies primates to laboratories for use in experiments.

Read part of Benicio del Toro’s letter below.

Dear Governor Fortuño,

I am disappointed to learn from my friends at PETA that a company called Bioculture is proposing to build a large monkey facility in Guayama, where it plans to breed thousands of these intelligent animals and lock them in cages before sending them off to laboratories around the world to be used in painful, deadly experiments. Won’t you please use your influence as governor and stop this from happening on our beautiful island?

I have been informed that an international coalition of groups including PETA, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the Humane Society of the United States, the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, and the International Primate Protection League—has formed to oppose the construction. Public opinion polls have also shown that most Puerto Ricans are strongly opposed to Bioculture’s plans.

Even the mayor of Guayama, Glorimari Jaime, has expressed her concern: “If my people do civil disobedience against this [Bioculture] project, I will be there to support them. …I want you to know that I have never given a sign to endorse this project. Everything was done by the previous administration.”

Please don’t allow Puerto Rico to be associated with a facility that profits from extreme animal abuse.


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