Matthew Block is President of Worldwide Primates – they imprison nonhuman primates, some are kidnapped as far away as Mauritius, and some are bred in captivity. All are used for cruel experiments, sold into laboratories, or their body fluids, blood, and tissues extracted from their bodies while they are alive to be sold for profit.
March 9, 2018
Matthew Block already spent 2 years in federal prison in the ’90s for animal abuse, turned informant, resumed his role as a kingpin in the worldwide primate slave trade, and now he’s been busted again. This time for sending himself white powder with an anonymous note reading:
“WE’LL BE BACK AND YOU WON’T KNOW WHEN. YOU ARE THE LOWEST PIECE OF CRAP WALKING THE EARTH AND YOU DESERVE WHAT YOU DO TO HELPLESS MONKEYS EVERY DAY!”
Block sent himself the white powder, alerted state and federal law enforcement, and then used it to seek a permanent restraining order against the protest group, Smash HLS. How stupid does this man have to be to not know that the FBI would find his DNA and trace it back to him. If anyone who wants to send a vivisector some white powder, I strongly suggest you use a dark web market and have it sent anonymously from another continent. This is such basic stuff.
According to the Miami Herald, Block accepted five years of probation and agreed to pay $14,872 for the cost of the police investigation. But he got no prison time. Perhaps this can be explained by his history as a snitch:
Block, is a convicted felon who spent 13 months in federal prison for the infamous Bangkok Six case. A shipment marked “live birds” was seized at a Thailand airport in the 90’s. Inside were six orangutans that he was trying to illegally ship from Indonesia to Russia. The apes were packed into a crate with no food, water, or air. Their cries alerted airport workers. Only two of the orangutans would survive.
In addition to paying $30,000 in fines, Block became an informant and began helping the feds seize other illegal animals while he resumed his own slave trade. Law enforcement turned a blind eye to their confidential informant’s sadism and, rather than prosecuting him, they now acted to protect him from conscience-driven protesters.
He’s been trying to silence protestors for a long time as well. In early February of 2014, I was served with a lawsuit filed by Worldwide Primates in South Florida against me and 33 other activists associated with Smash HLS. Over the next year all of the charges would ultimately be discharged. One of the objectives of such frivolous actions by industrial abusers is to tie up activists in court for extended periods of time, damage their work for the animals, and break them financially. Whether or not their actions are successful is irrelevant.