Stop the cruel trade in primates for research from Mauritius
  • Petitioned Dr. The Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam

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Prime Minister of Mauritius
Dr. The Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam

Stop the cruel trade in primates for research from Mauritius

    1. Petition by

      British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection

An investigation carried out by the BUAV in 2009-2010 has obtained shocking evidence of the cruelty and suffering involved in the trapping and breeding of wild monkeys on Mauritius. Each year, thousands are torn from their families and jungle homes and either exported directly for research or imprisoned on farms to produce offspring to be exported to laboratories around the world, where they will likely suffer and die in experiments.

Mauritius is the second largest supplier of primates (long-tailed macaques) for the research industry in the world. The monkeys are primarily exported to the USA  and  European Union (including the UK, France and Spain).

Ask the Prime Minister of Mauritius,  Dr. The Honourable Navinchandra Ramgoolam, to end his country's involvement in this cruel trade.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. BUAV is visiting Mauritius this week to bring awareness to the cruel industry of exporting monkeys for research. The visit includes a press conference and several meetings designed to appeal to the Government of Mauritius to end the practice of capturing and shipping monkeys.

    3. Reached 2 signatures
    4. British Organization Calls on Mauritius to End Cruel Primate Trade

      Mauritius is a small island nation off the coast of Africa that is becoming known for more than its sandy beaches and tourist hot-spots. The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection has uncovered evidence of the cruel capture and breeding of...


    Reasons for signing

    • Amber Lassiter ELKTON, KY
      • about 3 years ago

      We are advanced people! It's 2011! Can we please stop the testing on animals!?!? It's cruel and unusual, and I think it should be outlawed COMPLETELY.

    • Maeda Kimiko CHIBA, JAPAN
      • about 3 years ago

      Humans are selfish and irresponsible.We should keep company with enviroment,animals and humas right.We should respect other nature.Please don't commit human's crime anymore.I am against animal and nature's abusing.

    • Taimur Siddiqi MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 3 years ago

      I believe very strongly in the power of the human mind and its ability to overcome our penchant for greed and destruction. We can and should be conducting research into lifesaving technologies through other means than torturing and destroying lives of non-human animals. The only way to create alternatives to vivisection and animal testing is for people like me to demand an end to this barbaric practice and force researches to become more innovative. Please ban this cruel trade.

    • robert leu KNOXVILLE, TN
      • about 3 years ago

      Animal researchers must be goofy monotheists! Small animals don't have souls, let them take it up the ass! The truth is humanity is a scourge on the planet.

    • Gina harris HASKELL, OK
      • about 3 years ago

      people please these are our family & gods property why do u insist on hurting thigs that are smaller the u


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