Petition :Please stop the suffering being inflicted on the monkeys of Mauritius · Change.org

The holiday island of Mauritius is known for its beautiful beaches, tropical climate, heritage sites and wildlife. The Ministry of Tourism is working hard to boost the island’s image as a green ethical tourist destination.

However, the international reputation of Mauritius as a holiday paradise is being overshadowed by its role as one of the world’s largest players in the cruel and controversial trade of supplying monkeys for experiments.

In 2014, 8,991 monkeys were exported from the island, primarily to Europe and the USA.   Did you know that tens of thousands of monkeys are held in farms across Mauritius?

Many of these individuals were captured from the wild on Mauritius and are imprisoned in these farms, used for breeding to produce babies who will be transported to laboratories around the world.

Denied their freedom in the lush foliage of their jungle homes, they spend their lives behind bars on concrete. The monkeys are shipped as cargo on airplanes in small wooden crates.

In the laboratory, they may suffer the effects of poisoning after being forced to consume large quantities of chemicals or drugs in toxicity tests or face being subjected to major brain surgery, their skulls cut open and devices implanted into their brains.

This controversial trade, worth less than 2% of Mauritian export, is economically insignificant compared with the income that Mauritius receives from its tourism industry.

The Cruelty Free International Save Our Monkeys campaign is dedicated to ending this cruel exploitation of the Mauritius monkey population.

Find out more and take action to help save the monkeys of Mauritius.

Source: Petition · The Hon. Charles Gaëtan Xavier-Luc DUVAL G.C.S.K.,F.C.A., Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism: Please stop the suffering being inflicted on the monkeys of Mauritius · Change.org

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#SaveOurMonkeys – Please speak out

Help #SaveOurMonkeysRight now there are thousands of monkeys held captive in the breeding farms of Mauritius. They will spend their lives producing babies, like these two monkeys known only as CM27 and CM28 who were exported from Mauritius to a research laboratory  in Europe. Three months later they were dead. They never got to experience a life in the wild and sadly never will.In the three short months these monkeys were at the laboratory, they experienced unimaginable suffering.A ‘head chamber’ was surgically implanted into their skulls, resulting in swelling and bleeding  wounds which became infected with MRSA.Clearly distressed by the foreign objects implanted into their heads, the monkeys often picked at their wounds, obviously in great discomfort. After being used in one last experiment, they were both killed on 4th December 2013, they were only 5 years old.

December 4th, marks the one year anniversary of their deaths. Sadly, it’s too late for them, but we don’t want them to be simply forgotten. We want to use this time to raise awareness about the plight of the many thousands of other monkeys who are still confined inside the breeding farms of Mauritius awaiting their fate. Will you help us?

We need to speak out for the monkeys of Mauritius and ensure that the sad lives of those like CM27 and CM28 were not in vain. Their lives were ones  of misery and suffering but you can help our campaign to save others from the same fate.

Read more at : BUAV/Thunderclap

Find out more and sign the petition : www.saveourmonkeys.mu

Contact the Mauritious PM,  Navinchandra Ramgoolam, via the petition here : www.change.org

Stop the cruel Mauritius monkey trade!

Stop the cruel Mauritius monkey trade!

via Avaaz – Stop the cruel Mauritius monkey trade!.

Mauritius is the second largest supplier of monkeys for the research industry in the world, exporting up to 10,000 animals every year. These animals are exported primarily to the USA and the European Union, in particular the UK, France and Spain.

The BUAV has uncovered the slaughter of hundreds of monkeys, considered ‘surplus’ to requirement, including pregnant females and youngsters, at one of the largest primate breeding companies on the island, Noveprim Ltd.

This senseless slaughter is just one part of the cruel trade in primates from the island. An earlier investigation carried out by the BUAV obtained evidence of the cruelty and suffering involved in the trapping and breeding of wild monkeys on Mauritius. They are torn from their families and jungle homes and imprisoned in unnatural conditions in large facilities, to produce babies who will later be exported thousands of miles to laboratories around the world to suffer in experiments.

via Avaaz – Stop the cruel Mauritius monkey trade!.