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USA Activists Disrupt Economic Development Conference on Behalf of Lab Monkeys

May 12, 2015

Hendry County Florida, a rural area virtually unknown outside of its own borders, is hardly a hotbed for animal-rights activism. Perhaps that is why Jessica Thomas, a nearby resident, surprised even herself when, during a conference of regional government and business leaders, she jumped onto the stage to protest County officials' efforts to turn Hendry into the nation's lab monkey breeding capital. Ms. Thomas' spur of the moment decision has led to a flurry of positive media coverage.

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