Although experimenting on monkeys caught in the wild was banned in Britain in 1997, laboratories across the UK have begun exploiting a ‘loophole’ in the law.
Caged and bound for Britain: Factory-farmed monkeys are being shipped in their thousands to UK laboratories.
Each female will have to bear at least one baby per year, which is forcibly weaned at eight months and exported soon after.
Birmingham University & Bristol University are using the loopholes.
We the undersigned, call on all Animal Welfare/Protection organisations to take action against the importing of factory farmed Monkeys into the UK, using a loophole in the ban of importing monkeys for experiments in 1997.
According to Parliamentary questions recently answered by Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone, Britain imported almost 5,000 ‘non-human primates’ for experiments between 2008 and 2009.
A further 2,000 have since been shipped to the UK. Most were long-tailed macaques from Mauritius and Vietnam, but they also included rhesus monkeys from China.
Countries such as China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Mauritius supply 100,000 monkeys a year to labs around the world, including Britain.
The farms where they are raised are continually re-stocked with wild monkeys — so Britain’s import ban, is having little effect!!!
This trade is not only cruel and immoral, it’s also slowly driving wild monkeys towards extinction! IT IS ALSO UNNECESSARY!
DEMAND A CLOSURE OF THE LOOPHOLE & THAT THE BAN MUST BE UPHELD IN ITS ENTIRETY!!
The Stop monkeys being shipped in their thousands to UK laboratories petition to Animal welfare rights was written by Rainee and is in the category Animal Welfare at GoPetition.