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The Secret Monkey Breeding Facility Florida Doesn’t Want You to Know About

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Unless you are a Luddite, you are aware of the recent Ebola scare in the United States.

What you may not know is that Ebola is spread to humans with a few animals, including monkeys.

A family of long talk macaques (photo from Vegan-magazine.com) A family of long talk macaques (photo from Vegan-magazine.com)

So riddle me this, Batman: Why is Hendry County, Florida’s local government allowing a company to open a macaque breeding facility there? 

Well, we’re not sure their motives, because the County’s meetings with the secretive company behind the facility were all behind closed doors.

To be sure, the public wouldn’t even know that such a  facility was under construction if not for the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Animal Defenders International.

When reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell followed up with local legislators, they claimed they only issued permits. Governor Rick Scott’s office claimed it was a federal issue. The FDA claimed they would only inspect after the fact, and…

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