Feb 3, 2008
A SHEFFIELD-based animal rights organisation is celebrating today after 88 monkeys, destined for experiments in South America, were saved.
The capuchin monkeys have been flown to England six weeks after huge International Animal Rights Day protests initiated and coordinated by Sheffield animal protection group Uncaged.
Mass marches were staged last December through the centre of Santiago in Chile, finishing at the Universidad Cat"lica where a primate research centre was based.
Six weeks later news broke that the centre was to close, and the centre's 88 monkeys were flown to Monkey World in Dorset by a Chilean Air Force plane, arriving last Tuesday.