Skip to comments.Bio-Weapons Testing Fears Fueled Over African Monkey Trade
Posted on 07/06/2008 10:26:50 AM PDT by Joiseydude
Hundreds of endangered African monkeys are being taken from their natural habitat and sold for scientific experiments, as well to a secretive biological laboratory in Iran, London's Sunday Times reported.
Animal trader Nazir Manji, who has been exporting monkeys for 22 years, said Iran's Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute bought 215 vervet monkeys from him this year.
The biological research institute, which has headquarters near Tehran, has been accused in the past by an Iranian opposition group of conducting biological weapons testing, it is reported, further fueling suspicions that the monkeys are being used for nefarious purposes.
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It is no surprise if Iran is doing Biological weapons research. The huge problem is that it would be very hard to stop them. Nuclear Weapons production requires substantial industrial infrastructure that could be targeted. Bio weapons don’t require that.
Wasn’t this a plot line in a Clancy novel?
The 12 Monkeys.?
Now that’s a weird title.
Iran’s moving on to bioweapons now too? Well if they want to experiment on monekys, their president is a good candidate.
That’s one bit of art that I’d just as soon not see life imitate.
They want monkeys without rabies though.
[singing] won’t you take me to monkeytown...