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2003-Feb-21: Rescuing the Monkeys

Liverpool's Daily Post reports today that Sir Paul has donated an undisclosed sum of money to an animal testing center in South East Asia to save the lives of a colony of macaques monkeys.  After 10 years of being subjected to medical research trials, the 50 monkeys were scheduled to be killed if new homes were not found for them.  Sir Paul came to their rescue after receiving a call for help from his long-time friend, Twiggy Lawson.  In a statement, Sir Paul said:
 "It is my pleasure to support the BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) in their excellent project to save the lives of primates in Asia. I am happy to be a part of this worthwhile work being done in the name of animal welfare."
BUAV campaigns director, Wendy Higgins, thanked Sir Paul saying:
"We are extremely grateful to Sir Paul for his generous donation. Most of these animals have been left to rot for up to 10 years and have not seen the outside world."
This is Sir Paul's second major rescue mission for the BUAV.  In 1997, Sir Paul rescued more than 100 beagles in need of new homes after the bankruptcy of an animal testing company.

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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