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BUAV speaks out against the capture of wild monkeys in Indonesia

05/01/2012

Please support the BUAV campaign to stop the cruel trade in monkeys for research in Indonesia. 

The Indonesian forestry department has recently granted permits for the trapping of wild monkeys in Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta. These monkeys were torn from their jungle homes, separated from their family groups and forced to endure long hours transported by truck to a primate supply company. According to the Jakata Globe, a truck carrying 64 monkeys arrived on Tuesday at a facility owned by primate suppliers, CV Universal Fauna in Pasir Riab, and at least 109 more are expected in the coming days. 

Please write to the Indonesia Embassy in London (or the Embassy in your country).  

stating your objection to the recent trapping of wild monkeys and their transportation to a primate supply company and uncertain future. Also call for the government to place an immediate ban on the capture, breeding and export of long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques destined for the research industry. Find out the contact details of Indonesian embassies around the world.

 

In the UK, please write to:

His Excellency Yuri Octavian Thamrin

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

38 Grosvenor Square

London

W1K 2HW

Fax. (020)7491 4993

email: kbri@btconnect.com

Read the full article in the Jakata Globe.

Get further information on recent BUAV investigations in Indonesia