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We call on UK to take lead in ending cruel animal trade for research

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With animal group coalition to end wildlife trade we deliver petition of 165k signatures to Prime Minister

Today we joined representatives from other leading animal protection and wildlife conservation groups at Downing Street to hand in a petition of over 165,000 signatures to the Prime Minister calling on the UK to promote an end to the global wildlife trade at next month’s G20 meeting of world leaders.

We want the UK government to spearhead the introduction of rules around the world banning the import and export of wild animals, including those born or bred in captivity, for use in research.

Thank you to everyone who signed the petition telling global leaders to act now to protect wildlife, our health and the planet before it's too late

Kerry Postlewhite, Director of Public Affairs at Cruelty Free International, says: “The global wildlife trade raises many areas of concern – including the cruel export of monkeys for research purposes. We are delighted to be part of the coalition asking world leaders to commit to ending the global trade in wild animals.

The public have made it clear it expects decision-makers to act now to end the suffering of animals in trade. It’s up to our politicians to protect wild animals while protecting our health and the environment.”