Shut Down Massive Monkey Holding Facilities

Monkey Luc Viatour

Target: Dr. Celeste Philip, Florida Interim Surgeon General

Goal: Shut down the large facilities that import, hold and breed monkeys in Hendry County.

Thousands of monkeys are being held captive at multiple facilities in Hendry County, Florida. These monkeys are trapped in cages and terrified. According to an undercover investigation lead by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, these monkeys were tossed around, left untreated for days when injured, and severely neglected.

In addition to the atrocities that happen in the facilities, monkeys, like humans, are natural hosts to the Zika virus. These facilities are the perfect place for the virus to spread. The monkeys are trapped in cages and cannot escape the mosquitoes.

These facilities are harmful to the monkeys and unsafe for the population. Sign this petition and demand these facilities be shut down.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Dr. Philip,

It has come to our attention that there are multiple large facilities that import, hold and breed monkeys in Hendry County. According to the animal rights organization PETA, the monkeys in these facilities are tossed around, left untreated for days when injured, and severely neglected.

Also, these facilities are the perfect places for the Zika virus to spread. Monkeys, like humans, are natural hosts to the Zika virus, and these monkeys are unable to escape the mosquitoes when trapped in the cages.

These facilities are abusive and are unsafe to keep open. It is time these facilities are closed down for good.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Luc Viatour

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8 Comments

  1. RALEIGH KORITZ says:

    GIVE THE MONKEYS FREEDOM! SHUT DOWN YOUR FACILITIES IMMEDIATELY! YOU DO NOT NEED ANIMALS OF ANY KIND TO DO WHATEVER IT IS YOUR DOING IN THOSE HORRIBLE BUILDINGS!

  2. Free these monkeys, would you like to be locked in a cage? These poor animals are scared, free them let them be happy.

  3. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    We rightly expect our physicians to be compassionate (Dr. Philip), and yet there is often such a disconnect when it comes to compassion for animals. Please release these monkeys to a sanctuary; they have done nothing to deserve this fate other than be born monkeys.

  4. Gene Sengstake says:

    It is almost unbelievable that this sort of thing is being allowed to happen – and right in “somebody’s” backyard. Whose backyard is this happening in? Why are they not so outraged that it would impossible not to become somehow actively involved??? Who exactly is responsible and why isn’t something being done to stop it? Maybe we should all take a real good look in all of our backyards. It’s so easy to make a comment which at least makes us feel better – and then look away to see what other despicable events we can find to comment on. There will always be more “Cecils” – “Mohawks” – and I’m sure lots of other monkeys that are either not with us anymore or that are presently in dire straits – – –

  5. ZIKA – the latest bio worry following on from many others that never became the world devastating diseases predicted. The use of Zika as an argument in this petition diminishes the petitions credibility – its not needed as the process of warehousing any primates in this manner is an abomination and educated people, like the Surgeon General, should be able to recognise that social, intelligent, sentient monkeys do not deserve to be treated in this manner, let alone be used for research.

    • well said there is no need for this type of research in this modern times why not use a human that has the disease they want to cure sure they would want to help if they may be cured

  6. WHAT DO THESE SICKENING PEOPLE GET OUT OF LIFE, TO BE ABLE TO ALWAYS BE TORTURING AND ILL TREATING SMALL HELPLESS ANIMALS, THAT ARE PROBABLE FRIGHTENED TO SEE A HUMAN COMING TOWARDS THEM, FOR PITIES SAKE THESE PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO BE PUT DOWN, WHAT A WASTE OF AIR.

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared.

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