Monkey Trafficking in 60 Seconds Flat


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) - TRANSCEND Media Service

These are the businesses that sell monkeys to laboratories. They peddle in misery, and suffering is their currency. These monkey dealers are the “Terrible 10”—companies in the business of breeding, warehousing, and selling sensitive, sentient beings into painful lives of fear, torment and early death in laboratories everywhere. Suffering is the foundation of their business model. They profit from pain and commodify torment. Collectively, they’re the hand that feeds animal experimentation worldwide.

These companies play a shell game—trading, merging, and selling off facilities—but they’re essentially the same cast of dirty characters involved in the trafficking of animals. The U.S. government chooses to do business with many of them.

And business is booming. Since 2008, these 10 companies have collected at least $703 million just from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) alone. That’s your tax money at work. For context, that same $703 million could pay off the total student debt for 17,865 people.

These nefarious companies are accustomed to a high level of anonymity, which allows them to conduct their dirty business largely in the dark, hidden away from public scrutiny. Our government enables this, buying monkeys from them for its own experiments.

But PETA is shining a bright light on these 10 pain-peddling monkey dealers so that the world knows who they are and how they make their money.



People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. PETA opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in laboratories, in the food industry, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of rodents, birds, and other animals who are often considered “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. PETA works through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

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