Tuesday, February 27, 2024

A company called Safer Human Medicine has announced plans to build a large facility in Georgia to breed monkeys for scientific experimentation

The breeding facility would dwarf others in the United States and could ease a serious shortage of monkeys for research
China, which supplied more than half of the 70,000 research monkeys used annually in the U.S., stopped exporting them in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. China hasn’t resumed exports; instead it is breeding monkeys for its own researchers and competing with the U.S. to buy monkeys from other countries, according to the report.

Since then, “The price of monkeys has gone through the roof”