Content Header Mask

Please help the monkeys of Cambodia and Laos

18/05/2012

 

Recent BUAV investigations have highlighted the appalling plight of monkeys in Cambodia and Laos. In Cambodia, we uncovered evidence of an illegal trade in wild caught macaques in which the animals are transported at night, hidden to avoid detection, under packs of ice in vehicles which have been adapted to hold cages. 

 

 

Photo credit: Jo-Anne McArthur

At one farm, monkeys were found singly housed in small barren cages, often in a dilapidated state. Others were kept in overcrowded barren concrete pens. Shockingly infants, clinging to each and clearly too young to be separated from their mothers, were kept together in small barren cages.  

In Laos, Our investigators uncovered the appalling conditions in which thousands of monkeys are imprisoned to feed the international research industry - some of the monkeys were lying dead in their cages; others were in a pitiful state, severely emaciated and suffering from severe hair loss and injuries. For further information and to watch our video.

Please support our call to the Cambodian and Laos authorities for urgent action to be taken against the monkey farms:  

Ambassador of Cambodia

Royal Embassy of Cambodia to the United Kingdom

64 Brondesbury Park,

Willesden Green,

London NW6 7AT .

Email: camemb.eng@mfa.gov.kh

Find Cambodia embassies in other countries.

 

Find Laos embassies.

Or write to:

Mr. Phoumy Phoumanivong

Director General

Department of Forest Inspection (DOFI)

Ministry Of Agriculture and Forestry

That Dam Road

Vientiane 

Lao PDR

Fax: +856 21 216508

Email: phoumypm@yahoo.com