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Primate Products Inc. Facility Closes Down after Smash HLS Campaign

25 Jun

by David Fleshler / Sun Sentinel

Gary Serignese, Executive Director of South Florida Smash HLS, leads a demonstration outside Primate Products, Inc. in Doral, near Miami International Airport. (CRISTOBAL HERRERA / Sun Sentinel SoFlaShare / September 22, 2011)

Gary Serignese, Executive Director of South Florida Smash HLS, leads a demonstration outside Primate Products, Inc. in Doral, near Miami International Airport. (CRISTOBAL HERRERA / Sun Sentinel SoFlaShare / September 22, 2011)

A South Florida holding center for imported research monkeys [sic] that had been the target of animal rights protests has shut down, with the company moving its operations to a remote location north of the Everglades.

Primate Products Inc. has closed a fenced, cage-filled building near Miami International Airport that had been the focus of an animal rights campaign involving picketing, demonstrations against participating airlines and smuggled photos of bloody monkeys. The company has laid off 10 employees and moved its remaining operations to a complex near the Collier County town of Immokalee.

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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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Rough Start for Primate Vivisection Conference in South Florida

8 May

According to Primate Products, a 4-day workshop entitled “Primadaptation” begins today at their remote vivisection lab and and primate breeding facility, which is called the Panther Tracks Learning Center (on account that its perimeter borders the Panther National Wildlife Refuge) located in Hendry County.

According to an anonymous communique received this morning, with the accompanying photos, its off to a rough start already:

“May, 8, 2011

A message was sent this morning to Primate Products and Scripps Biotech at a remote primate testing and breeding facility in Hendry County…

A road blockade appeared earlier this morning, obstructing potential participants in an animal testing conference scheduled this week in a remote location near the rural town of Immokalee. The blockade consisted of large debris, including tires, tree stumps, concrete block and pallets, interwoven with chain and cable, cover in tar which obstructed the entrance way to the laboratory facilities owned by Primate Products. A message left on a banner, read “Stop Primate Torture” and a sign was painted “Go Vivisect in Hell.”

According to the program for the primate research conference, this week’s activities include trainings on “behavior modification” for primates, to make them into “willing workers” in scientific studies where they are tortured through animal testing practices including forcing diseases and drug overdoses, sensory deprivation and unnecessary biomedical procedures. The event also boasts classes on how to convince facilities to “buy in” on animal research. The PDF with details on the conference can be viewed on Primate Products website, http://www.primateproducts.com.

Several participants in this conference have been the target of animal rights advocates around the world, due to their records of profit-driven abuse and mistreatment of animals, including non-human primates, the closest known genetic relatives to human beings.

A messages was also left for Scripps Biotech, based in Palm Beach Gardens. If Scripps Biotech moves forward with plans to expand their laboratory facilities, using $579 million in public money, for vivisection and genetic engineering in Palm Beach County, they will become one of the largest animal testing facilities in the southern United States.”

For those thinking they’d like to attend, The cost for the workshop is $1095…

If you have any further questions, the invite suggests contacting:

Stefanie L. Nelsen
PPI Behaviorist
(239)867-2042 (Office)
(239)821-9006 (Cell)
stefanienelsen@primateproducts.com

See this video on Primate Products from earlier last year: