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Federal government investigating monkey facility in Yemassee

YEMASSEE, SC (WTOC) -

The federal government is investigating a facility in Yemassee that houses thousands of monkeys. 

The USDA says it launched an investigation into Alpha Genesis, a monkey breeding and research lab, last year. 

A spokesperson from the department wouldn’t comment on why they are investigating the company, but says they want to make sure the animals are properly being taken care of.

WTOC reached out to Alpha Genesis but was unable to get a comment.

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