There’s a new monkey holding and breeding facility coming to Florida. You may have seen an article about it in a local newspaper or one of Jane Velez-Mitchell’s reports on HLN. What you may not know is that PreLabs, the company building the new facility, and Worldwide Primates are or were business partners.
In September 2011, the two companies signed a joint venture agreement which they boasted would “create a comprehensive NHP [non-human primate] acquisition, management and distribution offering.” These business agreements are often temporary; the joint venture may have come to an end. Help us find out!
Contact PreLabs and ask if Worldwide Primates is still a close business partner. You may also want to include a couple sentences to make sure PreLabs is aware of Worldwide Primates’ horrible history.
Is the joint venture agreement between PreLabs and Worldwide Primates still in effect? I am surprised that you chose to associate your company with another that has such a horrible history (wildlife smuggling, serious Animal Welfare Act violations… just to name a couple of Worldwide Primates problems). I expect that you have realized your mistake and the business relationship has ended. Let me know!”