PETA to Name For Federal Safety for Monkeys at Smuggling Trial of Cambodian Authorities Official

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March 8, 2024

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Miami – PETA supporters will collect exterior the U.S. District Courtroom for the Southern District of Florida for the trial of Masphal Kry, a deputy director within the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, who’s dealing with federal monkey-laundering fees starting Monday. Supporters will demand that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) add weak monkey populations, that are being decimated by insatiable laboratory demand, to the endangered species listing and put an finish to the primate-importation pipeline.

The place:    In entrance of the C. Clyde Atkins U.S. Courthouse, 301 N. Miami Ave., Miami

When:     Monday, March 11, 9 a.m.

PETA supporters rally at a pretrial listening to. Credit score: PETA

Kry is the primary to face trial following a five-year investigation by the FWS right into a monkey-smuggling ring that allegedly kidnapped long-tailed macaques from their forest houses and falsely recognized them as captive-born, a violation of each the Lacey and Endangered Species acts. The monkeys had been allegedly bought by U.S. firms that offer laboratories throughout the nation with monkeys for lethal experiments. A one-age trial truth sheet with hyperlinks is right here.

“The monkey-importation pipeline is rotten from the within out,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “PETA seems to be ahead to seeing monkey smugglers held accountable but additionally for U.S. experimenters, whose thirst for primates is driving this commerce, to implement superior animal-free analysis strategies.”

Since 2017, tens of hundreds of long-tailed macaques have been funneled from Cambodia to U.S. patrons, together with the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, U.S. navy analysis services, and a number of other private and non-private universities. The animals are confined to cramped crates and loaded into airplane cargo holds, the place they’re compelled to languish in darkness amid their very own waste as they’re transported across the globe.

PETA will present day by day updates of the trial at

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