Plan for US ‘mini-city’ of 30,000 monkeys for medical research faces backlash

February 16, 2024

The sprawling, 200-acre complex would house an unusually large number of monkeys, which will then be sent out to universities and pharmaceutical companies for medical research. But the plan faces fierce opposition, with some Bainbridge residents calling on local authorities to block the construction of the proposed primate manse. “They’re an invasive species and 30,000 of them, we’d just be overrun with monkeys,” claimed Ted Lee, a local man. “There can often be a lot of misinformation surrounding animal research,” a spokeswoman for Safer Human Medicine said. Safer Human Medicine has said it will press on with the monkey containment plan even without the tax breaks.