14509Torture of primates, and those who care about them
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Subject: primfocus: Torture of primates, and those who care about them
I just discovered this (text below). What an unmitigated horror. Macaca
arctoides, the stumptailed macaque, might well be described as "The
Chimpanzee of Asia".
They are supremely intelligent, and superbly adapted to harsh and
montane conditions that are unsuitable for farming. So they need not
compete with humans.
But human over-population, which the biomedical cartel studiously
fails to address these days, pushes humans further and further up
until you get atrocities like Rwanda that result from obscenely high
What is happening in Vietnam and elsewhere -- with the farming of
primates as if they were fish or chickens, is an abomination, and
should be viewed as a crime by any decent person.
The Western countries, together with Japan and Russia, have
responsibility for creating this "biowarfare" and "biomedical" "arms
race. It is economic competition on the most grotesque scale I have
What horrific barbarism do our modern societies continue to
promote. How dare we allow this to transpire and pretend to have
any international stature on the subject of human rights.
When you see "You Tube" videos (this week) of young long-tailed
macaques trapped in Mangrove bushes, stuffed in bags, and taken to
dealer-brokers for restaurants or export for biomedical research, you
need not wonder how "The Killing Fields" could have happened in that
country. One follows directly from the other.
And one might see a relationship between the atrocities that have not
been uncommon in China and Vietnam the past few decades, and the fact
that they are able to treat lovely macaque monkeys this way.
After all, they harvest eyes and other organs from living political
dissidents and prisoners.
Note: This information was offered by the Primate Centers
newsletters service as if it was just routine information - like a
conference brochure - and not an atrocity that should be actionable
WHO is responsible for this torture and misuse of innocent monkeys?
These people need to be identified, and held individually accountable.
Breeding and Raising of Primates in Vietnam
Cao Van Sung
(Institute of Ecology and Biological Resource. Hanoi, Vietnam)
Vern Weikel Belconnen
(Hanoi University, Hanoi,Vietnam)
Many forest animal materials are used as traditional products in
Asian medicine. Moreover they are also exported for increasing
But exploitation only from nature leads to degradaton and threat
of primates, especially precious and rare species. For providing
needs inside country and export, Vietnam has built some centers
of bereeding monkeys.Now these are 3 centers: Dao Reu island in
North, Dao Thi island nearly Nha Trang in Center and " Joint
Company Monkey's Breeding and Development" in Dong Nai Province.
The Dao Reu breeding center was established in 1962 to provide
primate tissues for vaccine production. Recently each year, the
center supplies of 200 Stump-tailed macaques (Macaca arctoicles)
replaced former M. mulatta.
The Center at Nha Trang was found at 1986 in cooperation with
former Soviet Union and supplies the primates for research and
vaccine production also. Four macaque species are now bred: M.
mulatfa (800 ind.), M. arctoides (400 ind.), M fascicularis (400
ind.), and most recently M. nemestrina (200 ind.). In two of
these centers animalsare kept in cages or in semi-wild on an
island with appropriate dietary calories and protein.
The joint company is specialized to breed M. fascicularis with
the capacity of 6000 animals. This company is facillated to
develop techniques under good breeding conditions.
Breeding and raising of Monkey are new job but has prospect in
public health, export and preservation of monkey sources.
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