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Ask Israel Not To Send Primates to USA for Experimentation

Ask Israel Not To Send Primates to USA 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, and Seattle 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.

Also, email INPA at u.lishka@npa.org.il and copy the following addresses: sar@sviva.gov.il; u.achifa@npa.org.il; kesher@npa.org.il; anat@invitro.org.il, eti@letlive.org.il; adi@isav.org.il

Care2 members have made a difference before, and they can continue to help these imprisoned primates.

 

Related Reading:

Success: EL-AL Airlines Will Stop Transporting Monkeys for Experimentation

United Airlines Pressured to Resume Shipping Animals for Research

Unlawful Pet Trade Claims the Life of Baby Orangutan

India Bans Live Animals in University Research

 

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Photo credit: Facebook Shut Down Mazor Farm page

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9:51PM PDT on May 27, 2014

signed

1:57PM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

Glad that these monkeys were never sent!

3:30PM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Signed and noted.

12:23PM PDT on Jul 22, 2012

Stop experiments on animals, all animal experiments on animal should be shut down from all over the world. if there should be experiments done use humans like rapist and muders instead of animals.

9:57AM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

Please sign this petition and forward it everyone you know.

12:16PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Already signed and shared!

4:29PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Signed. These experiments could've been classified as "research" 100 years ago, but with today's technology, it's become just plain torture. Very sad.

7:15AM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Using animals for experiments is so outdated (not to mention cruel of course). The data is also not properly transferable.

8:33PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

@ Ah, Nicola, but then there would be an article on Care2Causes filed under the Human Rights heading that prisoners were being used for experiments.

I would rather we develop headless humans and other animals for drug-testing, but so many people this is awful for some irrational reason.

The only thing I'm wondering about is why the SNBL in Texas still needs to import monkeys. From what I had understood several years ago, they were supposed to be opening up their own breeding facility that would obviate the need for importing macaques internationally. It would have been better for the monkeys as they could grow up being socialized around humans, would be trained and ready for procedures. This would have also helped create a simian herpes-free monkey that would be safer for people to work with. I wonder what happened?

6:08PM PDT on Jul 8, 2012

use murdererz rapists and abuzerz instead!!

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