Jane Velez-Mitchell and Florida Sen. Dwight Bullard to Fight Monkey Breeders
by Don Browne
Despite warnings from environmentalists, State Senator Dwight Bullard and TV host Jane Velez-Mitchell, Hendry County officials seem unable or unwilling to question the safety of a breeding facility for 3,200 Macaque monkeys at a site in Hendry County just blocks east of homes in Lehigh Acres.
A mystery company with no publicly listed phone number, address or names of company representatives has gained governmental permissions to build a breeding facility in western Hendry County, just feet from the Lee county line and homes in the residential community of Lehigh Acres.
In a recent broadcast by Jane Velez-Mitchell, Florida Senator Dwight Bullard called for a look into the breeding facility over worries about the environmental compatibility of plans to house in Hendry County, and eventually sells to laboratories thousands of monkeys. Bullard is on the Senate Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation.