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The following mail was sent to me.<br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">Dear all,<br><br><br><br>
Today (sunday February 9th) two Rhesus Macaques<br><br>
escaped from the BPRC - Europe's largest primate<br><br>
centre in the Netherlands. The two animals were housed<br><br>
in one of the cages outside. How they got out is not<br><br>
yet known. In the course of the day, one monkey was<br><br>
caugth, using a tranquiliser dart, the other is still<br><br>
on the run at the moment of this writing.<br><br><br><br>
Ofcourse this is a great moment to get into action<br><br>
again! I made a letter both in Dutch as in English,<br><br>
demanding instant closure of the BPRC and the release<br><br>
of all 1600 animals to Stichting AAP or other<br><br>
sanctuaries of our liking.<br><br><br><br>
Help me by sending the letter below to <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>,<br><br>
which is the ministry that has the power to close down<br><br>
the BPRC. Make sure the subject says: "T.a.v. mevr.<br><br>
Maria van der Hoeven" (this is the person quilty of<br><br>
letting the BPRC continue to torture those poor<br><br>
ps: don't forget to put your own name under the<br><br>
pps: please send an e-mail to<br><br><a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> when you helped us<br><br>
out. That way we can see how many e-mails have been<br><br>
send to M. v/d Hoeven.<br><br>
ppps: if you see any mistakes when it comes to<br><br>
spelling...that could be right, since I'm Dutch <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Please take the time to correct any misspelling.<br><br>
More info: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> (in English)<br><br><br><br>
Dear Maria v/d Hoeven,<br><br><br><br>
With absolute horror I heard about the escape of two<br><br>
Rhesus macaques from the BPRC- Biomedical Primate<br><br>
Research Centre in Rijswijk, the Netherlands.<br><br><br><br>
Because of this incident I have a couple of questions:<br><br><br><br>
- How is it possible that two monkeys can escape from<br><br>
the largest primate center of Europe? Doesn't this<br><br>
show the incapability of the BPRC housing any animals<br><br>
and therefor also taking care of any animals?<br><br><br><br>
- Were the two monkeys infected with a disease? If so,<br><br>
which disease and did they form any threat to the<br><br>
health of humans?<br><br><br><br>
- Can you inform me about the welfare of the caught<br><br>
monkey? I have no doubt that hunting down the animal<br><br>
and then tranquilise it with a dart, seriously<br><br>
distressed the animal! Will this monkey get extra<br><br>
care? If so, please inform me about what extra care<br><br>
this poor animal will get then.<br><br><br><br>
- It's not the first time animals escape from the<br><br>
BPRC. We can only wait till a monkey which is infected<br><br>
with a very dangerous disease escapes and spreads this<br><br>
disease among the Dutch population. Is it not so that<br><br>
you can only guarantee the safety of the animals of<br><br>
the BPRC and the citizens of Rijswijk in particular<br><br>
and the Netherlands as a whole by closing down the<br><br>
BPRC in Rijswijk?<br><br><br><br>
Because of yet another misstep of the BPRC in a very<br><br>
short time (think of the death of Walter and Coen last<br><br>
year....!) I urge you to immediatly close down the<br><br>
BPRC and release all animals to Stichting AAP or<br><br>
another sanctuary of my liking!<br><br><br><br>
It's simply criminal that 1600 animals are still being<br><br>
used in midieval experiments. Please send me a<br><br>
personal reaction a.s.a.p.<br><br><br><br>
Yours truly,<br><br><br><br><br><br>
BPRC moet dicht, BPRC gaat dicht!<br><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br></span><br><br><br><br>
FYI: BPRC= Bio Primate Research Center<br><br>
KOEN= name of ape that was used for hiv test and was isolated for years from other apes. After the tests Koen died under suspisious circumstances.<br><br><br><br>
Below===: BPRC has to close, BPRC will close!

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The following mail was recieved by me:<br><br><br><br>
Animal friends,<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for joining this action.<br><br><br><br>
When this email action started we didnt know what to aspect.<br><br>
The only thing I knew was that a lot of people had another reason to close the biggest monkey-center in Europe, the BPRC (Biomedical Primate Research Center) in Rijswijk (the Netherlands).<br><br><br><br><br><br>
The opportunity to protest was taken by a lot of people.<br><br>
When we started this we hoped to get a 300-400 emails.<br><br>
A week after the start this had grown to a world wide protest against BPRC.<br><br>
We wanted to mention every country we got reactions from, but there a to many to mention here.<br><br><br><br>
Weve got reactions from all over the world, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, The middle east, North-, Middle-, South America, from everywhere.!<br><br><br><br>
Just after a week the reactions where beyond our expectations.<br><br>
More than 550 mails went to the ministry, one of the mails was signed by 109 persons!<br><br>
More than 700 people from all over the world have protested!<br><br><br><br>
E-mails keep coming in! That is why we extended the action to the 21st of February.<br><br><br><br>
So if you havent send a mail yet; this is your chance!<br><br>
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