Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Help Stop The Primate Abuse Trade

This blog comes from an email alert received from SHAC. You can sign up for their email alerts here.

SHAC has received a number of leaked documents detailing the purchase of hundreds of monkeys from China by Huntingdon Life Sciences between 2006-2008. The documents reveal, once again, how HLS, Primate Products, Inc and it's customers are directly responsible for the horrible suffering of monkeys trapped for the international primate slave trade.

The documents include contracts, invoices, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service import permits, animal health certicates issued by the People's Republic of China, shipping routes, contact sheets, and miscellaneous e-mails (such as correspondence about a December 2007 trip to Florida by three HLS employees to tour Primate Products, Inc.'s quarantine facilty and breeding farm).

Without disgusting companies like Primate Products, Inc. who are an important link in the chain of animal slavely and animal abuse. 10,000s of wild caught or 'cage bred' primates would not be used as mere experimental tools for the vivisection industry. We call on every compassionate person to show their anger and disgust at Primate Products, Inc. for their continued involvement in the primate slave trade.

Below is some of the information contained in the documents:

1 - A typical contract between Primate Products, Inc. (PPI) and Huntingdon Life Sciences (HLS): 
"Regarding the supply by PPI and the purchase by HLS" of between 100-400 "experimentally naive" Cynomolgus monkeys (crab-eating macaques) of Chinese origin, between 3 and 5 years old. 
Purchase price: $3,950 each animal ("price includes crate, PPI collar, PPI toy"). Contract was signed March 1, 2006 by HLS's General Manager and Donald Bradford, President, Primate Products, Inc.

2 - A typical shipment of monkeys from China to HLS labs in New Jersey:  
100 Cynomolgus monkeys, shipped 4 per crate, arrived in Los Angeles on October 26, 2005 following a 13.5 hour flight from Guangzhou, China (China Southern Airlines, flight #CZ327). The monkeys were then trucked from Los Angeles to Miami, Florida, arriving on October 29. In Miami, the monkeys completed quarantine and were again packed into boxes for the trip to their final destination: HLS laboratories in East Millstone, New Jersey.
Chinese supplier: Primate Research & Development Center of South-China Institute of Endangered Animals (a.k.a. South China Primate Research & Development Center).
Supplier note: "We certified that the 100 Cynomolgus monkeys are all born and bred in our center and are entirely consisted of at least the second generation purpose-bred offspring."
[Editorial comment: A 2008-2009 investigation by Animal Defenders International found that every year thousands of monkeys are violently captured in the wild to restock breeding colonies in Asia. The offspring of these monkeys are sold as "purpose-bred."]
Importer: GenenPharma, Inc. (Gaithersburg, Maryland)
Exporter: Wing Freight Agent Co. (Beijing, China)
Ground transport: Unique Carriers, Inc. (Valrico, Florida)

3 - The transfer of imported monkeys to HLS continued into 2008:
Excerpt from March 15, 2008 e-mail from Primate Products, Inc.: "Animals leave tomorrow for Huntingdon" (24 monkeys were included in the shipment). 

4 - Another leaked document detailed a July 2008 agreement by Pacific Forest Resources (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts) to supply 78 Cynomolgus monkeys to HLS. The monkeys were of Chinese origin (supplier: "Grand Forest Farm"). Buckshire Corporation (Perkasie, Pennsylvania) served as the quarantine facility ("Buckshire to notify HLS monthly regarding holding fees").

SHAC is continuing to read through the leaked documents. More details to come!

Dear Supporters

Please take the time to email Primate Products, Inc about their dealings with HLS. Email alerts can be very effective if many people do them. Thank you for your continued support. Until all are free. Lets show them the strength of feeling against what they do.

Contact details for Primate Products, Inc

Primate Products, Inc.
PTLC & Equipment Div (HQ).
PO Box 1588
Immokalee, FL 34143
Tel: 239-867-2020
Toll Free at (866) 881-5444
Fax: 239-867-2030

Primate Products, Inc.
Live Animal Division
7780 NW 53rd Street
Miami, FL 33166

Primate Products, Inc.
PO Box 620415
Woodside, CA 94062

PPI Behaviorist
Stefanie Haba Nelsen
(239)867-2020 ext. 2242 (Office)
(239)821-9006 (Cell)

Donald A. Bradford, President: DonBradford@primateproducts.com
John P. Resuta, Jr., Operations Manager: JohnResuta@primateproducts.com
Eileen Sylvester, Office Administrator: EileenSylvester@primateproducts.com
Kathleen Turner, DVM: KathleenTurner@primateproducts.com
Stefanie Haba Nelsen, PPI Behaviorist: stefanienelsen@primateproducts.com

Josh Bradford: Joshbradford@primateproducts.com
Mike Disbrow: Mikedisbrow@primateproducts.com
Jim Nazareno: jimnazareno@primateproducts.com
Jerome Johnson: Jeromejohnson@primateproducts.com
Kathryn Litton: KathrynLitton@primateproducts.com
Sherri Schmidt: sherrischmidt@primateproducts.com
Donna Steiner: Donnasteiner@primateproducts.com
Ed Marshburn: edmarshburn@primateproducts.com
Todd Sylvester: Toddsylvester@primateproducts.com
Renate Lemke: Renatelemke@primateproducts.com
Rachelle Ford: achelleford@primateproducts.com
Michele Surelli: michelemisurelli@primateproducts.com
Mary Muhlhauser: Marymuhlhauser@primateproducts.com

Other general emails:


All emails in this email alert:

DonBradford@primateproducts.com, JohnResuta@primateproducts.com,
EileenSylvester@primateproducts.com, KathleenTurner@primateproducts.com,
stefanienelsen@primateproducts.com, Joshbradford@primateproducts.com,
Mikedisbrow@primateproducts.com, jimnazareno@primateproducts.com,
Jeromejohnson@primateproducts.com, KathrynLitton@primateproducts.com,
sherrischmidt@primateproducts.com, Donnasteiner@primateproducts.com,
edmarshburn@primateproducts.com, Toddsylvester@primateproducts.com,
Renatelemke@primateproducts.com, achelleford@primateproducts.com,
michelemisurelli@primateproducts.com, Marymuhlhauser@primateproducts.com

ptlcequip@primateproducts.com, lad@primateproducts.com,
catalog@primateproducts.com, sales@primateproducts.com,
info@primateproducts.com, support@primateproducts.com

Disclaimer and Information:

The details in this action alert are provided for information purposes only, and should not be used for any illegal activities as defined by the jurisdiction you live in. SHAC does not support or encourage any form of harassment; nothing in this alert has the purpose of inciting such behaviour, and we request that all communications are kept polite.

For general information on the campaign to close Huntingdon Life Science, please visit our website www.shac.net

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