Dear Sir or Madam,
I am shocked by the findings from the investigation by the BUAV into the trade in primates for research in Mauritius.
The trapping of wild monkeys is extremely cruel and causes great suffering. The conditions in which captive primates are kept fail to meet the many complex behavioral and psychological needs of these highly intelligent and social animals.
I urge the UK government to dissociate itself from the cruelties of the wild-caught trade and introduce a complete ban on the import of the offspring of wild-caught primates and those from facilities which still capture primates from the wild. I also call on the Home Office to urgently review its policy on the importation of primates.