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
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