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Victory! Nepalese Monkeys Saved From Vivisection


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Joanna
- 1846 days ago - gatewaytohell.net
After a campaign that lasted for 6 years the Nepal government has decided to definitely halt the breeding of monkeys for biomedical research in the USA. It shows that it pays to have patience and that the good forces sometimes do win in the cause!!!



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Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 12:12 pm
GOOD NEWS!!
Please forward to all who are signing petitions and sending emails/letters, making phone calls, attending demos etc.
Gateway To Hell campaign is a SUCCESS!!!

It has been a long ride for many of us, with countless ups and downs. In the meantime four of five Ministers came and went, high level bureaucrats changed postitions, and the population of captive monkeys increased significantly.
As Manoj Gautam points out: 'It shows what can be achieved when one person takes his responsibility serious.' Kudos to Minister Dipak Bohara, and to everyone who has been involved in the Stop Monkey Business Campaign.

30-08-2009 eKantipur, Nepal

Around three hundred monkeys that were to be exported to the United States of America from this week will be able to find their food in
freedom, in their own country. A letter from the Ministry of Forestry for the immediate their immediate release will be send to Pravesh Man Shrestha, who has been breeding monkeys for the past five years.

Forestry Minister Deepak Bohra said, "We have decided not to allow the monkeys to be exported. He further added, "We will ask Pravesh Man to release the monkeys within a week."

After consulting the Department Heads of the Ministry Minster Bohara came to conclusion that it was illegal to export the monkeys. As a
first step toward exporting monkeys Shrestha had planned to export 25 of the 300 monkeys to the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research Center.

Shrestha was breeding the monkeys under the auspices of Nepal Biomedical Research Center. American citizens had also financially
supported this venture. They have now landed in Kathmandu looking for compensation. Shrestha had paid twenty five thousand rupees per
monkey as tax to the Department of National Park and Wildlife Protection to procure 200 monkeys per the Forest animal breeding and
research program Working Guidelines, 2060.

"The law does not permit the export of any wild animals, thus, giving approval to export the monkeys would contravene the law," said an
Under Secretary of the Ministry. "The Ministry has come to the conclusion that the monkeys should be released to their natural environment."

Red monkey [Rhesus monkeys] are listed in the Appendix 2 of the CITES Convention. CITES has banned the export of wildlife in this list.

Dr. Shirley McGreal, OBE, Chairwoman
International Primate Protection League
PO Box 766
Summerville, SC 29484, USA
Phone - 843-871-2280, Fax- 843-871-7988
 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 12:16 pm
Thank you all my friends who took action to help Nepalese monkeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Cher C. (1471)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 12:22 pm



Thnx Joanna hun!!!

 

Joanna D. (216)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 1:45 pm
You can send emails to say TY to:

Honourable Minister Deepak Bohara
Government of Nepal
Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation

info@mofsc.gov.np


Rt. Honorable Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal
Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
Singh Durbar
Kathmandu, Nepal
info@opmcm.gov.np


you can send mails to Nepal embassies as well - below US contacts:

Nepalese Diplomatic Mission/Consulate General
820 Second Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, N. Y. 10017
Tel : 1-212-370-3988 or 3989
Fax : 1-212-953-2038
e-mail: nepal@un.int

Royal Nepalese Embassy
2131 Leroy Place, NW
Washington DC, 20008 USA
Tel : 1-202-667-4550, 4551, 4552
Fax : 1-202-667-5534
e-mail: info@nepalembassyusa.org
 

Cristina S. (338)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 1:47 pm
Thanks, Joanne!
 

Sheila G. (267)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 1:53 pm
happy tears, Joanna, ty
 

Laura H. (888)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 2:02 pm
Good news for a change!
Tears of joy!!!!!!
 

Ginger Geronimo (443)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 3:11 pm
This is awesome!!!!!!!
 

Catherine Turley (193)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 3:14 pm
one way we can thank the government of nepal is by buying a product made in nepal. maybe check out the hunger site, serrv, or cost plus. money talks. and you can always buy a trinket as a gift, so you're not buying something needlessly.
 

Joycey B. (750)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 4:02 pm
Thanks for this wonderful news Joanne.
 

Nora J. (229)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 4:36 pm
Great news. Thanks, Joanne.
 

Gemma H. (48)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 5:46 pm
Great news! ~ Thanks Joanna
 

Debbie L. (180)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 6:29 pm
Awesome news!!! thanks for sharing
 

Alejandra Vega (139)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 7:30 pm
TY, Joanna! Sth to celebrate!
 

Raffi LidoRoiz (312)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 7:33 pm
This is wonderful!!!!!!

Thanks, Joanna!
 

. (0)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 8:09 pm
There is a petition on the site at the moment,which says that all petitions are sh*t and acheive nothing...well in your face...boycotts,diplomacy moral and economic pressure are all a part of the big picture..that do make a difference .
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 11:51 pm
I honestly hope that what they say is true. All experiments on animals must stop. Scientists have gathered enough data already.
 

Kay F. (552)
Wednesday September 2, 2009, 11:51 pm
Thanks for the great news, Joanna.
 

Simone D. (1485)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 12:10 am
Great news Joanna! Thrilled!
 

Polly pagan (82)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 2:37 am
thankyou for the good news.x
 

Joanna D. (216)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 3:40 am
Rob you're so right
whatever we do in good cause is good and everybody should do what can the best
some of us can go to demos, some of us can organise campaigns, some of us can give talks/give out leaflets/write letters, petitions/project posters/donate money but mosts of people in networks can sign petitions/send emails/forward info/spread news
all of that together make difference!!!!
whatever you do - do it well and it doesn't matter how little you can help - it matters that you do
Thanks everybody
 

Pam F. (227)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 5:10 am
Oh, what wonderful news, Joanna!
News like this gives us the encouragement we need to keep trying!
 

. (0)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 11:54 am
Whooohooooo ! Excellent news Joanna :))
Kudo's to all your work and dedication
 

Ge M. (218)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 1:19 pm
HURRAH! I am thrilled that dozens of people like me sign these petitions and they are successful. It is encouraging that they can be this successful. As for the money that America lost - tough! They wanted to break CITES and torment monkeys, I have NO sympathy. No compensation!
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 2:58 pm
Does anyone know what happened to Asli - who was/is one of the strongest 'worker behind the scenes' on this issue? I diligently sent every single email that Asli asked for (must be hundreds I sent) and it is wonderful to know that together the ROAR of all our voices from all around the world helped these little creatures! Asli must be throwing a party right now - bless her beautiful soul.

As for the petition about 'petitions being useless' I agree IN YOUR FACE.......

I thank everyone at Care2 who has taken the time to sign the petitions I submitted here at Care2.

YOU ROCK LADIES AND GENTS - TRULY YOU ROCK!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday September 4, 2009, 2:29 am
Noted thanks Joanna. Really great news.
 

Elaine Robinson (131)
Friday September 4, 2009, 11:54 pm
BRILLIANT FANTASTIC NEWS - KEEP ON ~ WE WILL GET THIS VILE PRATICE STOPPED WORLDWIDE
 

Kiran Bohara (0)
Thursday September 10, 2009, 1:45 am
IT IS VICTORY FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO FOUGHT AND CAMPAIGN TO STOP EXPORT OF MONKEY FOR RESEARCH PURPOSE AND ALL THE CREDIT GOES TO MINISTER MR. DEEPAK BOHARA WHO REALLY TOOK IT SERIOUSLY AND OTHER NEPALESE MINISTER SHOULD ALSO LEARN FROM MR. BOHARA'S DETERMINATION TO STOP SUCH ANTI-NATURE ACTIVITY IN FUTURE WHICH HAVE DIRECT INFLUENCE IN ECO-SYSTEM.
 

Joanna D. (216)
Thursday September 10, 2009, 2:15 am
"AND OTHER NEPALESE MINISTER SHOULD ALSO LEARN FROM MR. BOHARA'S DETERMINATION TO STOP SUCH ANTI-NATURE ACTIVITY IN FUTURE WHICH HAVE DIRECT INFLUENCE IN ECO-SYSTEM"
and respect LAW
"Forestry Minister Deepak Bohra said, "We have decided not to allow the monkeys to be exported. He further added, "We will ask Pravesh Man to release the monkeys within a week.""
"The law does not permit the export of any wild animals, thus, giving approval to export the monkeys would contravene the law," said an
Under Secretary of the Ministry. "The Ministry has come to the conclusion that the monkeys should be released to their natural environment."
 
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