Tag Archives: vivisection

Controversial Primate Dealer Flees Miami

18 Jun

Activists claim victory as Primate Products closes facility

from Smash HLS

Doors close at Primate Products in Miami

Doors close at Primate Products in Miami

The workers are gone, the lab specimen boxes have been removed, and the cages that held as many as 500 monkeys are empty. Animal activists with the group Smash HLS are celebrating what has become obvious: Primate Products has closed the doors to its monkey quarantine/holding facility in Doral (7780 NW 53rd Street). For the first time in more than 25 years, the building is empty.

Primate Products, Inc. imports, breeds and sells monkeys for use in experiments to universities, the U.S. military and to pharmaceutical and contract testing companies. The company operates a monkey breeding facility in Immokalee.

Primate Products facility in Immokalee gets a visit in 2011

Smash HLS held its first protest targeting the company in May 2010 and since then has held dozens of loud protests outside the Doral facility and employee homes. Primate Products has lost customers and employees as a result of the campaign. Continue reading

US Endangered Species Act Proposal Could End Most Primate Research

12 Jun

by James Gorman / New York Times

www.releasechimps.org

releasechimps.org

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Tuesday to bring captive chimpanzees under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, a move that would create one more major barrier to conducting invasive medical research on the animals for human diseases.

If the proposal is enacted, permits will be required for any experiment that harms chimps, and both public and privately financed researchers will have to show that the experiment contributes to the survival of chimps that remain in the wild. The recommendation is now open to public comment for 60 days.

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Everglades Earth First! cranks up the pressure on Kolter

22 Mar
    EEF! celebrates the Spring Equinox in the streets!

EEF! celebrates the Spring Equinox in the streets!

by Panagioti, EF! Journal

Last month, Everglades Earth First! (EEF!) announced that it would be putting land developer Kolter in the cross-hairs of its campaign against Scripps Biotech and the destruction of Briger forest in northern Palm Beach County. Yesterday, they followed up with a bold office demo and theatrical hell-raising. [Check out the local TV news coverage here.]

Even the devil came out to shame Kolter

Even the devil came out to shame Kolter

EEF! was joined by members of the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition and Smash HLS, a South Florida-based anti-vivisection group. The demonstration, which included a menacing presence at the windows of Kolter employees, also entered the offices of Kolter and Kast (Kolter’s associated construction company) as well as their neighboring business, to let them know what is at stake if the Briger forest is lost.  Continue reading

Two arrests in home demo against Primate Products in Florida

6 Nov

Smash HLS activists arrested in Miami-Dade County

Last week, on October 28, two Smash HLS activists were arrested during a home demo protest. They need to raise funds for legal fees to fight the bogus charges.

Smash HLS is a grassroots activist group aimed at shutting down Primate Products. Primate Products is a south Florida based company that imports and breeds monkeys for use in painful and unscientific experiments.

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Video: New documentary about former Eco-Prisoner Jonathan Paul

29 Sep

 

A short documentary, from the Rescued series, about Jonathan Paul, a former Animal Liberation Front (ALF) activist who served 51 months in federal prison for a series of crimes in defense of animals, including the 1997 arson of the Cavel West horse slaughterhouse in Oregon.

Paul talks about his first raids on a vivisection lab, his life “underground” and the investigation that lead to his arrest.

In other animal liberation news, check out this coverage of a pheasant release at a Canby, Oregon game farm claimed by the ALF last week.

SHAC chalks up another victory over vivisectors with Softcat contract cancellation

15 Oct

In a message this week from the global animal liberation campaign to Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC):

“Last Friday, we sent out an email alert regarding information that had been leaked to us about 20 suppliers in the UK and the US. On Monday, 10th October one of the companies, Softcat Limited contacted the campaign. After further emails and phone calls, Softcat have now given SHAC a statement to say that they have stopped all contact with HLS and will not deal with HLS in the future.

We thank Softcat for making the right choice and thank everyone who contacted Softcat to ask then not to deal with HLS.

Softcat’s statement can be seen, here.

Please continue to politely contact the other companies listed at and ask them to follow Softcat’s example… Until all are free”

One Month of Canopy Occupation in Florida against Bitoech, Deforestation, Vivisection

14 Mar
Hanging out in defense of the wild and against the corporate ownership of life.

Hanging out in defense of the wild and against the corporate ownership of life.

The canopy occupation in the Briger Forest to hault the destruction of the endangered habitat at the hands of a Biotech development is celebrating its one month anniversary.

The occupation includes two separate sites in the forest, one along side of Interstate 95 to garner public attention and one in the section of the forest specifically designated for the Scripps Biotech and vivarium labs.

It has been a long, but rewarding month.” commented treesitter Rachel Kejewski via phone from her treetop encampment “The Briger Forest is critical habitat for endangered species, it is one of the last forests in the eastern corridor from Palm Beach County to Miami.  Scripps was given $579 million in public funds for their development.  Scripps might have deep pockets, but we have the courage and grit to protect this forest.”

Scipps Biotech Development of the Briger by the numbers*:

$579 million in public dollars

683 – Total number of acres

100 – Acres designated for Scripps spinoffs

1.6 million- Square feet planned for Scripps office and biotech research

2.4 million – Square feet planned for spinoff office and biotech research

500,000 – Square feet planned for commercial/retail/office

2,700 – Residential units

*Palm Beach Post March 30, 2010

for more info visit:
scrapscripps.info
or
evergladesearthfirst.org

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