Stefanie Haba Nelsen was a “behaviorist” at Primate Products. She had daily contact with the prisoners at the Immokalee facility. After almost four years at Primate Products, last month Stefanie left to do similar work at SNBL USA, a competing company in Texas.
Stefanie was a favorite of Don Bradford, but was not popular among her co-workers. We’ve heard her described as argumentative, manipulative and dishonest. She was known for saying that monkeys, “do not feel pain… they do not have emotions.”
The monkeys, not surprisingly, did not like her either. We know of at least one incident in which she was sent to the emergency room in Naples for treatment of a monkey bite.
We don’t wish her any luck at her new job. We expect that she won’t be the last employee to flee Primate Products.