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PR Kills 800 monkeys - as population kontrol
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: January 8, 2010
Filed at 10:58 a.m. ET
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican officials have killed 800
monkeys blamed for scavenging crops and damaging natural resources in the
island's southwest region.
Fish and Wildlife Department spokeswoman Ana Maria Ramos says that 200
other monkeys captured in recent months have been relocated to the
Caribbean Primate Research Center at the University of Puerto Rico and to
Citing a statement from Fish and Wildlife Department Director Miguel
Garcia, Ramos said Friday that most of those killed were patas monkeys,
while those sent to the primate center were rhesus monkeys, which are used
for scientific research. Garcia said the monkeys were killed in a humane
way, but did not elaborate.
The monkeys escaped from research labs in the 1960s and '70s.--
The monkeys were killed by lethal injection.
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