(CHIMPANZEES/APES) CALIFORNIA — A research ape importer has been charged with animal cruelty after 15 chimpanzees died en route to Los Angeles. The only up side to this tragedy is that it may shed some light on the secretive world of research animals. The United States is one of two countries left in the world that use research apes, something that may be changed if the Great Ape Protection Act passes. Read more below on this horrible case of animal cruelty and click the take action mouse to support the end of chimpanzee testing in the U.S. — Global Animal
VAN NUYS, Calif. (AP) — An importer of research monkeys is set for trial charged with cruelty after a deadly flight killed 15 monkeys and halted monkey imports to Los Angeles.
Robert Matson Conyers faces 10 charges of animal cruelty Monday involving a plane trip that moved monkeys from Guyana to Miami, Los Angeles, China, and back to Los Angeles.
An advocacy group says the trial is expected to shine a light into the secretive world of laboratory animal imports from around the world to the United States.
Stop Animal Cruelty Now says the animals were dehydrated and resorted to cannibalism during the ordeal.
More Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/robert-matson-conyers-cruelty
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