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The more than 1,000 endangered long-tailed macaques allegedly illegally brought to the U.S. from Cambodia need your help today. PETA and Born Free USA are operating in good faith—but apparently the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is not. The monkeys, imported from Cambodia by animal testing giant Charles River Laboratories, should be given the chance to go to the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary in Texas, and the feds have to step up to make that happen.
PETA wants the government to stop stalling and come to an agreement now for the release of these monkeys and to compel Charles River to pay for their lifetime care. PETA demands to know where these monkeys are and why, since they can’t be returned to their natural homes or used in meaningless experiments, they are apparently still languishing in barren steel cages in laboratories.
The secretary of the interior must take action now and direct the Fish & Wildlife Service to arrange for the lifetime cost and care of these monkeys’ sanctuary. Under no circumstances should Charles River, which has enjoyed hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts with the U.S. government and is under federal criminal and civil investigation for possible violations of monkey-importation laws, be allowed to profit off the animals or send them to another country.
Please take action today to urge the secretary of the interior to send these monkeys to sanctuary!