Israeli Monkey Farm Accepts Export Compromise

By Haaretz

Published June 10, 2012.
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Representatives from Israel’s Mazor monkey breeding farm said Sunday they will accept a High Court of Justice ruling which green-lights the sale of 40 monkeys bred in captivity for experiments in the Unites States, but bans the export of 50 monkeys born in the wild.

Animal rights groups had petitioned the court to demand a complete ban on the sale of 90 monkeys from the Mazor monkey-breeding farm to SNBL laboratories. In an afternoon session dealing with the petition, justices Salim Joubran, Hanan Melcer and Yoram Danziger offered a compromise that would ban the sale of 50 older monkeys, but enable the export of 40 monkeys born in captivity.

Three animal rights groups - Let the Animals Live, the Israeli Society for the Abolition of Vivisection and Behind Closed Doors - requested that the whole shipment be seen as one, but the justices rejected their plea, clarifying that the decision now rests with the farm’s owners.

Justice Melcer quoted a Talmudic idiom to the petitioners - “If you have seized a lot, you have not seized” - meaning that they should be content with the compromise offer.

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