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Leading Mauritius religious and socio-cultural groups sign statement of concern in support of BUAV primate campaign


We, the undersigned, are concerned about the plight of the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) in Mauritius as a result of their exploitation for the research industry.

In particular, we draw attention to the suffering caused by their trapping, breeding, unnatural captivity and export. Mauritius is now the world’s second largest supplier of monkeys for research internationally and the nature, size and scale of the industry raise welfare issues.

We support the BUAV’s efforts to raise concerns about this trade.

Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund 

Archarya Hanslall Sooklall, Head Priest, Hindu House; President, Sanatan Dharma Purohit Mandal

Archarya Mohun Prasad Saklani, Head Priest, Mauritius Sanatan Dharma Temples Federation

Arya Ravi Ved Pracharini Sabha 

Arya Sabha Mauritius 

Federation of Arya Samaj

Federation of Hindu Organisations

Gahlot Rajput Maha Sabha

GOPIO, Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin Mauritius

Hindu House

Human Service Trust

ISKCON, International Society for Krishna Consciousness


Land of the Healing Buddha

Mauritius Andhra Maha Sabha

Mauritius Sanatan Dharma Temples Federation 

Mauritius Tamil Temples Federation 

Pandit Narendra Sharma Ramchurn, President, Mauritian Wildlife Club

Pandit Ved Goopee, President, Sanatan Holistic Vidhya Academy; Vice-President, Council of Religions

Pastor France Cangy

Père Gérard Mongelard, Curé de la Paroisse Immaculée Conception, Roman Catholic Diocese of Port-Louis

Seva Shivir