HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Millionaire Spends Stunni...

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 01:18 PM

Millionaire Spends Stunning Amount of Money to Save 1,400 Monkeys From Medical Experimentation

Last edited Fri Jan 9, 2015, 02:49 PM - Edit history (1)


Philanthropist Ady Gil is now raising money for the animals’ long-term care in Israel.


Photo: Facebook)
January 08, 2015 By John R. Platt

John R. Platt covers the environment, technology, philanthropy, and more for Scientific American, Conservation, Lion, and other publications.


http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/08/millionaire-saves-1400-monkeys-medical-experimentation?cmpid=tpdaily-eml-2015-01-08

More than 1,400 macaque monkeys have been saved from a lifetime of potentially cruel and painful medical experiments after businessman and animal rights activist Ady Gil paid $2 million to purchase them. The move ends nearly 20 years of active protests against an Israeli breeding facility that until recently supplied the monkeys to laboratories around the world.

Gil, who lives in Los Angeles and made his fortune providing video technology services to Hollywood, first heard about Mazor Farm during his biennial visits to Israel. He said the protests against the facility have been in the headlines there for years.

“If you’re in the animal movement in Israel, you know about it,” said Gil, who has been a financial supporter of environmental group Sea Shepherd’s efforts to stop Japanese whalers.

Mazor Farm, located half an hour from Tel Aviv, was close to shutting down because of to a ban on the export of wild animals from Israel that goes into effect this month. Gil’s purchase of the animals derailed a last-minute plan to ship most of them to breeding facilities and medical labs in the United States.

FULL story at link.



18 replies, 2994 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 18 replies Author Time Post
Reply Millionaire Spends Stunning Amount of Money to Save 1,400 Monkeys From Medical Experimentation (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 2015 OP
xchrom Jan 2015 #1
hunter Jan 2015 #2
packman Jan 2015 #3
niyad Jan 2015 #4
dhill926 Jan 2015 #5
Recursion Jan 2015 #6
Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2015 #7
LineLineLineNew Reply .
Omaha Steve Jan 2015 #12
sinkingfeeling Jan 2015 #8
narnian60 Jan 2015 #9
shenmue Jan 2015 #10
F4lconF16 Jan 2015 #17
shenmue Jan 2015 #18
napkinz Jan 2015 #11
hedda_foil Jan 2015 #13
Live and Learn Jan 2015 #16
Beringia Jan 2015 #14
Enthusiast Jan 2015 #15

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 01:25 PM

1. du rec.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 01:37 PM

2. Good. I'm not against all animal testing, but so much of it is not ethical...

... merely pushed by military interests, commercial interests, or unnecessarily competitive "publish or perish" academic environments.

Ethical standards for monkey research ought to approach "first world" standards for human research, and in some ways ought to be stricter, recognizing the fact that monkeys cannot volunteer to participate in medical experiments.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 01:50 PM

3. Hey, it's a good thing

better than spending it on gold-plated golf clubs or a million dollar a year club membership. Kudos to him - now let him spend some money on the cruel and painful experiences of the homeless, the starving, or the abused humans. Still - good .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 02:15 PM

4. k and r. look at those wonderful beings!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 02:42 PM

5. good for him….

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 02:42 PM

6. Monkeys, you say? (nt)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Recursion (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 02:52 PM

7. For a moment there I thought it was uncle Bertie, his wife and kids.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 11:31 PM

12. .




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 03:01 PM

8. Now there's a man putting money to good use. Bet he sleeps well.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 03:12 PM

9. +100

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 04:19 PM

10. So that's who Sea Shepherd named the boat after!

I love "Whale Wars."

What Ady Gil did was awesome.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to shenmue (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 09:09 AM

17. Is that show any good?

Tt type of show has never been my cup of tea, but I keep hearing good things about it, so I might have to check it out.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to F4lconF16 (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 10:35 AM

18. Yes

It's very exciting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 9, 2015, 04:21 PM

11. K&R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 01:46 AM

13. Those macaques look so intelligent.

Their eyes and facial expressions look as human as any of us. And they live in extremely large groups of 100 or more.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hedda_foil (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 08:08 AM

16. +1 nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 01:54 AM

14. great


Also great that Israel is banning export of wild animals.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Jan 10, 2015, 07:27 AM

15. Kicked

and recommended a whole bunch!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread