Florida Monkey Business

In this April 7, 2015 photo, BJ Gerald, a retired horse trainer who lives a few miles from a monkey breeding facility, talks to a reporter, in Alva, Fla. With three monkey-breeding facilities and a fourth in development, rural Hendry County has become one of the country’s biggest suppliers of research primates. Gerald said she opposes the primate companies. She doesn’t think the facilities are humane and believes they were improperly permitted by Hendry County authorities. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)

In this April 7, 2015 photo, BJ Gerald, a retired horse trainer who lives a few miles from a monkey breeding facility, talks to a reporter, in Alva, Fla. With three monkey-breeding facilities and a fourth in development, rural Hendry County has become one of the country’s biggest suppliers of research primates. Gerald said she opposes the primate companies. She doesn’t think the facilities are humane and believes they were improperly permitted by Hendry County authorities. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush)

LABELLE, Fla. (AP) — Tucked away in Florida’s Hendry County, amid the scrub brush and saw palmetto grasslands just southwest of Lake Okeechobee, are three monkey breeding farms containing thousands of primates.

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