It’s no secret that companies that transport animals, and nonhuman primates in particular, for the vivisection industry are vulnerable targets. Although there are still some airlines that transport primates into the United States, there may not be any domestic airlines willing to carry primates WITHIN the United States. When a company like Primate Products needs to move animals, they rely on ground transportation. Only a small number of trucking companies specialize in transporting animals between commercial breeders* and laboratories, and between labs. These companies include Transportech (Brockton, MA), Furry Freighters (Reno, NV), Direct Services (Alexandria, VA), Hoovers Transport (Magnolia, TX), Unique Carriers (Valrico, FL), Troy’s Transport/Kritter Krates (Spring, TX) and Frame’s Animal Transportation. At one time or another, Primate Products has worked with almost all of these.
On February 11, 2012, approx. 100 monkeys who had arrived at JFK on a grueling trip from China were trucked to Miami by Frame’s Animal Transport. Frame’s is a family business based just outside Philadelphia. It was founded by Bill Frame and is now run by his son Chris.
Contact Frame’s and ask them not to do business with Primate Products in the future:
Frame’s Animal Transportation
1119 Haverford Road
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Phone: (610) 399-5166 or (610) 521-1123
Cell: (610) 213-2277 or (610) 574-1232 or (215) 880-1717
E-mails: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Bill’s wife, Linda, used to have a dog grooming/kennel business; if it’s still around, we recommend keeping your companion animals far away from this family!
*Several large lab animal suppliers, such as Charles River, Harlan, Marshall BioResources and Taconic provide their own transportation services.