BUAV calls for action to be taken over the monkey farms of Laos

30/04/2014

The cruel trade in monkeys in South East Asia for the international research industry involves thousands of monkeys incarcerated in overcrowded and barren conditions in breeding farms across Laos.

The BUAV has carried out a number of investigations in Laos in recent years and our findings, which were 

submitted to CITES as part of a dossier of evidence provided by the Species Survival Network (SSN), have been shocking. They include:

This week, at the 27th meeting of the Animals Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) in Mexico, the BUAV has welcomed the recommendation of ‘urgent concern’ for the long-tailed macaques of Laos.

 

Second photo courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur and BUAV