Stop the international trade in monkeys for research
Help us end the cruel trade in monkeys shipped around the world for experiments
Every year tens of thousands of monkeys are traded globally for the international animal research industry. Some are trapped in the wild while others are bred in captivity usually in concrete pens on large-scale facilities.
Babies are taken from their mothers and later packed into small wooden crates and shipped as cargo on airplanes, often on extremely long journeys to animal research laboratories around the world.
Time and time again, our pioneering and hard-hitting investigations have exposed the brutality and misery inflicted on monkeys in the chain of supply from the trapping fields to the laboratory cage.
Our investigators have travelled the world undertaking daring missions in countries like Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Tanzania, Kenya, Barbados, Peru and Mauritius. We have exposed the inherent cruelty and suffering inflicted on monkeys during their capture and confinement by infiltrating trapping networks and secretly filming inside monkey farms.
Our exposés have resulted in trade restrictions, government bans on the use of wild-caught animals and airline embargoes on shipping monkeys to laboratories.
Our investigations and campaigns to raise awareness about the plight of monkeys have received widespread international attention and media coverage. And thanks to our efforts, many of the world's major airlines now refuse to transport monkeys for research purposes.
We have launched legal challenges against the UK government on cases relating to primate suffering. And produced well researched scientific reports calling for an end to the use of monkeys in research, questioning the scientific validity of their use and offering viable alternatives.
We have successfully raised the plight of the long-tailed macaque monkeys (the most widely traded primate species for research) at the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Our campaign to save our monkeys in Mauritius is raising awareness and helping end the cruel trade in monkeys on this paradise island.
- Our campaigns have received support from primatologists, conservationists and wildlife experts, including Dr Jane Goodall, Ian Redmond, Virginia McKenna, Jonathon Porritt, Simon King, Bill Oddie, Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Mark Carwardine.
Imprisoning monkeys and snatching their babies is a disgusting way to treat other primates. Monkeys are highly intelligent beings who feel pain and distress, just like us. Please support the campaign to end this shameful cruelty. Ricky Gervais