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from Dawnwatch.com:

This week, from the UK, we have bad news but good coverage about

primates. The Daily Mirror, Friday October 13, has a story headed, "Slaughter

of the Apes; The Cairo Connection -- How this vile smuggling trade is

allowed to flourish." (Pg 24.)

The Thursday, October 12, Lancashire Evening Press tells us of animal

rights activists on trial for displaying primate vivisection photos.

Also this week we find footage, on YouTube, of monkeys being factory

farmed for the UK research industry.

The Mirror story opens with a description of a gorilla family being

slaughtered in an African forest. We read:

"The hunter relaxes, reloads and searches for the young who will be

nearby. He has killed the family's elder offspring for bushmeat. The

babies he may keep for sale....Since the opening of Africa's forests to

European and Asian logging companies, the traditional consumption of wild

animal meat in central Africa has exploded. What once was subsistence is

now a commercial and completely unsustainable business."

We read about six chimpanzees who were confiscated at Jomo Kenyatta

airport in Kenya in January 2005. One died but a wealthy benefactor has

been found to care for the others. We read about less lucky animals -- a

chimp and s gorilla confiscated at an Egyptian airport in 2001;

officials drowned them in a vat of chemicals. We learn that "Both shipments

were sent by 54-year-old Heba Abdel Moty Ahmed Saad." The article

suggests she exports 50-100 chimps annually and a dozen or more gorillas.

We read:

"Many of the animals - and only one out of 10 are estimated to survive

the journey - are bound for the private zoos of Gulf princes and

businessmen. Some are allegedly imported for vivisection. Others go to

tourist resorts in Egypt."

The reporters tracked down some of the animals at a resort in Egypt,

frequented by Tony Blair, but were unable to get them released. You can

read the full article on line at http://tinyurl.com/y6m5dh

The Mirror advises: To have your say about a story, email

[email protected]

In the same week, on Thursday12 October 2006, the Lancashire Evening

Post carries a story headed, "Animal rights campaigners in court."

It tells us:

"Five animal rights campaigners have been accused of causing distress

to members of the public by displaying a picture of a monkey with the

top of its skull sawn off. Four women and a man are alleged to have had

the picture of the monkey with wires protruding from its exposed brain

in Blackpool on March 25." There case has been adjourned to March 19 by

Blackpool Magistrates for trial.

Those kidnapping primates are allowed to continue their business, while

those showing the public what our society does to fellow primates are

arrested.

The Evening Post article is on line at

http://www.lep.co.uk/ViewArticle2.as...icleID=1818913

You can send letters to the editor at:

http://www.prestontoday.net/contactus.aspx

Finally, circulating on the Internet this week is undercover footage,

presented by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection,

exposing the factory farming of primates for the UK research industry. You'll

find it on line at:


Yours and the animals',

Karen Dawn
 

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It tells us:

"Five animal rights campaigners have been accused of causing distress

to members of the public by displaying a picture of a monkey with the

top of its skull sawn off. Four women and a man are alleged to have had

the picture of the monkey with wires protruding from its exposed brain

in Blackpool on March 25." There case has been adjourned to March 19 by

Blackpool Magistrates for trial.

Those kidnapping primates are allowed to continue their business, while

those showing the public what our society does to fellow primates are

arrested.
Nice.


Hopefully the judge will have at least some sensibility and allow people to speak/show the truth.
 
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