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Monkey escapes research lab: On the run

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A monkey is on the run after escaping a research laboratory in Louisiana.

Staff at the New Iberia Research Center (Nirc), part of the University of Louisiana, realised the young rhesus macaque was missing on Saturday following what it described as a “cage failure”.

On Sunday, the 12-pound monkey was spotted heading to a woods in the town of New Iberia, around 30 miles southeast of Lafayette, the university said on its Facebook page.

Full tail: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/monkey-escape-lab-university-louisiana-new-iberia-research-center-rhesus-macaque-a8541191.html

This is how it starts.

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FurriesRock

Escapes?

Are we sure it escaped, or was there an environmental terror group at work here and the media doesn't want to inform the public of anything that might distract from the constant Trump hate?

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susieice

I hope the little guy makes it to a place of safety. What kind of experiments were they doing on it? Run little monkey!

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FurriesRock
16 minutes ago, susieice said:

I hope the little guy makes it to a place of safety. What kind of experiments were they doing on it? Run little monkey!

Don't they use a lot of monkeys in vaccine testing?  That poor monkey could be spreading some dangerous virus as we speak!

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susieice
Just now, FurriesRock said:

Don't they use a lot of monkeys in vaccine testing?  That poor monkey could be spreading some dangerous virus as we speak!

Link says he is not carrying disease.

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FurriesRock
15 minutes ago, susieice said:

Link says he is not carrying disease.

Do you really think they would tell the truth if it was?

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XenoFish

50 shades of paranoia.

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susieice
Just now, XenoFish said:

50 shades of paranoia.

As he was used in "breeding" group, I'd worry more about mutation. Read Dean Koontz?

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Dark_Grey
Just now, susieice said:

As he was used in "breeding" group, I'd worry more about mutation. Read Dean Koontz?

Ever seen the movie "28 Days Later"? The zombie holocaust started with the "rage" virus being injected in to monkeys who then escaped...not good! :mellow:

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XenoFish
1 minute ago, susieice said:

As he was used in "breeding" group, I'd worry more about mutation. Read Dean Koontz?

That's not the reason for my comment. 

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Robotic Jew
22 minutes ago, FurriesRock said:

Escapes?

Are we sure it escaped, or was there an environmental terror group at work here and the media doesn't want to inform the public of anything that might distract from the constant Trump hate?

Army of the 12 monkeys?

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Imaginarynumber1
13 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

50 shades of paranoia.

I give 'em a week. 2 at the most.

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susieice
5 minutes ago, Dark_Grey said:

Ever seen the movie "28 Days Later"? The zombie holocaust started with the "rage" virus being injected in to monkeys who then escaped...not good! :mellow:

 

5 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

That's not the reason for my comment. 

You guys really think he's contaminated with an unknown virus? Here's what the place is about. If he was breeding, he'll be ok. There are no monkeys native to Louisiana. If not, they will have to warn the public or face dire consequences from a lot of very angry people. That's likely to happen anyway.

https://nirc.louisiana.edu/about-us

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XenoFish

My comment wasn't directed at the monkey. 

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Imaginarynumber1
Just now, XenoFish said:

My comment wasn't directed at the monkey. 

In a manner of speaking it was

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XenoFish
Just now, Imaginarynumber1 said:

In a manner of speaking it was

Perhaps.

As for the actual monkey. It will either be caught or killed. 

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FurriesRock
32 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

That's not the reason for my comment. 

Yeah, how dare people make comments that you don't like, right?

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XenoFish
3 minutes ago, FurriesRock said:

Yeah, how dare people make comments that you don't like, right?

You are one salty ill tempered person. Do you wake up every morning looking for something to be p***ed off at? 

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susieice
4 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

Perhaps.

As for the actual monkey. It will either be caught or killed. 

This lab was accused of cruelty in 2009

https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=6997869&page=1

Fined in 2017

https://www.wdsu.com/article/louisiana-university-to-pay-dollar100000-over-monkey-abuse-accusations/10352298

They were to begin relocating the chimps to a sanctuary in 2016

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/world-s-largest-chimpanzee-research-facility-release-its-chimps

If some sort of activists released this chimp, it would have been a lot more than just one. 

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Dark_Grey
Just now, susieice said:

This lab was accused of cruelty in 2009

https://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/story?id=6997869&page=1

Fined in 2017

https://www.wdsu.com/article/louisiana-university-to-pay-dollar100000-over-monkey-abuse-accusations/10352298

They were to begin relocating the chimps to a sanctuary in 2016

Eh, that's sad. Stories of animal cruelty put a damper on my morning...

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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/05/world-s-largest-chimpanzee-research-facility-release-its-chimps

If some sort of activists released this chimp, it would have been a lot more than just one. 

That's what happened in the opening of 28DL!

Spoiler

I was going to post a clip but after watching it over again, it's a bit much for UM...

Hope they catch the little fella and bring him somewhere he can live out the rest of his days in peace

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susieice

It's how  Rise of the Planet of the Apes started too. Testing for a cure for Dementia/ Alzheimers.

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ouija ouija
51 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

You are one salty ill tempered person. Do you wake up every morning looking for something to be p***ed off at? 

Pot, kettle, black.

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OverSword

The headline should read:

Genetically enhanced super monkey uses mind control to escape captivity, apocalypse looms.

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XenoFish
5 minutes ago, ouija ouija said:

Pot, kettle, black.

Who are you and why should I care what you think. 

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susieice
3 minutes ago, OverSword said:

The headline should read:

Genetically enhanced super monkey uses mind control to escape captivity, apocalypse looms.

Reminds me of "Watchers", one of the best books Dean Koontz ever wrote.

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