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Monkeygate: Bewildered Florida Residents Discover Another Secret Monkey Breeding Facility
March 20, 2015
Tensions are running high in Hendry County, Florida. As residents discover
that local officials secretly approved a second monkey breeding facility, they
are waging a battle to prevent their community from becoming the nation's
capital for the importation and breeding of lab monkeys.
Just four months after filing a lawsuit against Hendry County, Florida, for approving a monkey breeding facility without soliciting public comment, local residents discovered that County officials secretly approved another monkey breeding facility.
On Tuesday morning, they are holding a press
conference at the Hendry County courthouse to express their outrage about
the illegal lack of transparency as well as their grave concerns about the
public safety and animal cruelty issues associated with the secret
facilities. They will also ask what other secrets County officials are hiding
from tax-paying residents.