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Stop Conservation International Board Member Orin Smith from killing monkeys.

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Disney has released the film Monkey Kingdom, which follows a troop of endangered Toque macaque monkeys as they struggle to survive a transition into an urban environment. Disneynature is donating money to the organization Conservation International as a promotional device, as both are posturing as advocates for threatened primates.

Here is the irony—Orin Smith is on the Board of Directors of both Disney and Conservation International. Confusingly, he is also on the University of Washington Board of Regents, which he led in approving plans for a new underground Animal Research and Care Facility. If built, this lab will hold captive, torture, and kill hundreds of primates—like those featured in Monkey Kingdom—and many other animals.

Conservation International and Orin Smith cannot masquerade as animal advocates while tied to the construction of a massive vivisection lab. As long as Orin Smith stands by his vote for the new animal lab, the proceeds that Conservation International receives from Monkey Kingdom will be tainted by having a monkey killer as a Board Member.



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