Sunday, July 8, 2007

Covance, Alice, TX

Another giant monkey colony.

Monkeys that end up here are generally doomed to be used in various contracted product tesing procedures in the Covance labs at places like Madison, Wisconsin and Vienna, Virginia. The monkeys here were probably in a jungle somewhere in Asia before being caught and shipped. These are wild animals and undoubtedly very frightened. They should be.

This is the facility where ebola has shown up twice. Once on January 31, 1990, and again in March 1996. Over the past 10 years, Covance has imported over 60,000 monkeys into the U.S.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sickened on what happened over the last week. 360 primates sat in the cargo hold, 100 hrs without food or water. Many tied, the lucky ones. They were trucked to Covance Labs in Alice, TX for a life of hell. I need to find out more about these Covance labs and want to join anyone who will boycott the airlines and the labs.

Anonymous said...

Y'all obviously aren't very knowledgeable about the primate... They have nice people there that are trying to help these monkeys. They have very nice people there and take pretty well care of those monkeys! You need to get your facts in order before you "blog" about it. have a nice day ;D You don't have to approve this comment and I'm sure you haven't approved many other good comments, but I'm just informing you "blog author"