From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2002:
OTTAWA–Health Canada, trying to reduce monkey inventory
since 1997 and permitting no breeding since 1998, but balking at
releasing monkeys to sanctuaries, may sell some to the U.S. Army
Institute of Infectious Diseases in Fort Dietrich, Maryland,
reported Margaret Munro of The National Post on January 21, 2002.
“The first Canadian casualties of bioterror could be Health
Canada monkeys used in lethal smallpox experiments,” Munro wrote.
Munro said that U.S. Army smallpox research chief Peter
Jahrling, M.D., told her that he now uses mostly wild-caught
monkeys from Indonesia and the Philippines.
Said Jahrling, “The Canadian colony could prove a much more
reliable source of animals.”