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Please help us stop the trade in primates for research. As part of Trading in Cruelty investigation, you can:

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Email the Prime Minister of Mauritius

Email the Prime Minister of Mauritius urging him to end the cruel trapping and export of primates from Mauritius:

Dear Dr The Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam

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.

Your government may be unaware of the ultimate fate of its monkeys. I urge you to consider the pain and suffering that is inflicted on them in overseas research laboratories. For example, many will be used in toxicity tests which involves the forced ingestion, inhalation or injection of potentially lethal chemicals.

I appeal to you to ensure that immediate action is taken to put an end to this appalling cruelty and ban the capture and export of primates. I hope that you will be moved not only by the findings of the BUAV investigation, but also by the impact they will have upon Mauritius’s international reputation.

Contact the Mauritius embassy

Contact the Mauritius embassy in your own country

Write to Air France

Ask Air France to join the many other airlines dissociating themselves from the cruel trade in primates for research. Suggested text below:

Dear Air France,

I am shocked to learn from the BUAV investigation of the trade in primates from Mauritius that Air France transports monkeys to research laboratories.

The trapping of wild monkeys is extremely cruel and causes great suffering. These highly intelligent and sensitive animals are packed in small crates, and travel as cargo on extremely long journeys. Many airlines have made the decision to dissociate themselves from the cruelty and suffering of the international trade in primates by refusing to transport primates destined for the research industry.

I hope that you will be moved not only by the findings of the BUAV investigation, but also by the impact that these revelations will have upon Air France’s international reputation.

I urge Air France to join this growing number of airlines and refuse to transport primates for research.

Send to:

Air France, Head Office, 45 rue de Paris, 95 747 Roissy CDG Cedex, France
Fax: 01 41 56 70 29
and/or
Air France Cargo, Building 558 Shoreham Road West, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, TW6 3RN