Music event to support Save Our Monkeys
People in Mauritius gather to raise awareness about the export of their monkeys for research
At the event, young artists from Ebanez Music and others performed live to an enthusiastic audience. Anand spoke about the trade in monkeys from Mauritius which shrouds the island in controversy. Every year over 8,000 monkeys are exported from the island, many born to monkeys who were captured in the wild and imprisoned inside breeding farms. These infants are destined for laboratories where they will face a lifetime of suffering at the hands of the research industry. The campaign has received worldwide media and public attention with concern also expressed from within Mauritius. To date, over 26,000 people have signed our petition calling on the Minister of Tourism to stop the suffering inflicted on the monkeys of Mauritius. We’re asking the Mauritius government to listen to the concern that exists within Mauritius, as expressed by events such as this, and adopt a progressive policy of ending the breeding and export of monkeys. Cruelty Free International is working on the island of Mauritius to make a change and you can help by signing our petition.