Pharma industry lobbies Congress for solution to primate shortage after indictments for alleged smuggling
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has been denying applications to import non-human primates for the past few weeks, and it’s creating a “crisis,” the National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR) said in a letter lobbying Congress released this week.
The federal agency has been denying applications for imports, specifically of the long-tailed macaque, also known as the crab-eating macaque, after allegations of smuggling of the primate from the wilds of Cambodia into the US were made public in late 2022, STAT reported.
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