Actor Benicio del Toro against monkey-breeding facility


Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro is asking the government of his home island to suspend plans for a monkey-breeding facility in the southern town of Guayama (just minutes from my home town, I should add). He has made his plea on the grounds that the animals would suffer “extreme animal abuse.” In a letter to Gov. Luis Fortuno, del Toro wrote that the facility, to be built by Bioculture, a Mauritius-based company, would be cruel. It would supply monkeys to pharmaceutical companies for research. Fortuno’s office and Bioculture did not immediately return calls seeking comment Thursday. Bioculture community coordinator Jacinto Rivera Solivan previously said the Guayama facility would be run humanely.

Del Toro won a supporting actor Oscar for his role in “Traffic” and starred in last year’s “Che,” a biopic of Latin American revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara.

2 thoughts on “Actor Benicio del Toro against monkey-breeding facility

  1. The capitol building in the entrance to Old San Juan is already the site of a monkey breeding facility, where disguised as politicians and legislative aides they have done quite well for themselves…do we need another???

  2. I have started to fight monkey breeding and export in Mauritius (3rd exporter to the USA with 3199 monkeys in 2009). Need some help from you and support from you !

    I have been fihting for the environment in Mauritius since the last 10 years.

    Vassen Kauppaymuthoo
    41, Azalees Avenue
    Quatre Bornes

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