The practice of breeding monkeys for research in Hendry County has reached such a level it’s led the media to say the rural area east of Fort Myers either is or may possibly become the biggest supplier of primates for research in the country.
The animals are used in behavioral, psychological and medical research.
Environmentalists and locals are protesting the industry’s expansion here. And now, the county is investigating two of the companies. One of which is also under investigation by the United States Department of Agriculture.