Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Dec 21, 2022

Burkholderia pseudomallei is the bacteria. But it causes a disease called melioidosis. They are the Tier 1 select agents known by the CDC to have been brought into America by the importation of monkeys from Asia.

So why isn't the public being warned of the threat?  PETA has been working to expose the dangers of the U.S. science community's importation of monkeys.

Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel, a top primate scientist, now a senior science advisor to PETA, explores in this conversation with Emil Guillermo, why the government is enabling the importation of monkeys while downplaying the public threat.

PETA has used the public information act to get documents the government would rather the public not know. PETA has shared them in stories on the dangers of monkey importation with major news organizations this month.

Go to for more

The PETA Podcast

PETA, the world's largest animal rights organization, is 6.5 million strong and growing. This is the place to find out why. Hear from insiders, thought leaders, activists, investigators, politicians, and others why animals need more than kindness—they have the right not to be abused or exploited in any way.

Hosted by Emil Guillermo. Powered by PETA activism.

Contact us at

Music provided by CarbonWorks. Go to Apple podcasts and subscribe. Contact and follow host Emil Guillermo on  Twitter @emilamok Or at   Please subscribe, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts.

released 12/20/22

Thanks for listening to THE PETA PODCAST! Copyright ©