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 firstname.lastname@example.org and copy the following addresses: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Care2 members have made a difference before, and they can continue to help these imprisoned primates.
Photo credit: Facebook Shut Down Mazor Farm page