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KIDNAPPED AND SOLD FOR RESEARCH: STOP TRADE IN NIGHT MONKEYS

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They’re little. Cute. Wide-eyed. And each year, more than a thousand are stolen from Amazon jungles in Colombia. “Night monkeys” sell for $50 a head because acclaimed malaria researcher, Dr. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo, thinks the nocturnal primates are ideal models for experimentation. Patarroyo directs FIDIC, the Immunology Institute of Colombia Foundation, a facility that pays poor Peruvian and Brazilian natives just across the Amazon River to trap and illegally move night monkeys over unguarded borders. At least 1600 are annually sold for malaria research, even though experimenters are no closer to finding a cure

Peru, Brazil and Colombia have turned a blind eye on the illicit night monkey trade because of its financial incentive for indigenous tribes. Ask ambassadors at Peruvian, Brazilian and Colombian embassies (in your country) to pressure national/local authorities to sponsor alternative livelihoods for their people and protect native wildlife.

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  • Embassy of Peru In The United Kingdom
    Embassador of Peru
  • Embassy Of Brazil In The United States
    Ambassador of Brazil (Embassy Of Brazil In The United States)
  • Embassy Of Brazil In Canberra, Australia
    Ambassador of Brazil
  • Consulate General Of Brazil In The United Kingdom
    Consulate General Of Brazil
  • Embassy of Peru
    Ambassador Luis Miguel Valdivieso Montano
  • Embassy Of Colombia In Canada
    Ambassador of Colombia
  • Embassy Of Colombia In England (UK)
    Ambassador of Colombia
  • Embassy Of Colombia In The United States
    Ambassador of Colombia
  • Embassy Of Peru In Australia
    Ambassador of Peru
  • Embassy Of The Republic Of Peru In France
    Embassador of The Republic Of Peru
  • Embassy Of Brazil In France
    Embassador of Brazil
  • Embassy of Peru In The United States
    Ambassador of Peru
  • Embassy Of The Republic Of Peru In France
    Embassador of The Republic Of Peru
  • Embassy Of Colombia In Australia
    Ambassador of Colombia
  • Embassy Of Brazil In Canada
    Ambassador of Brazil (Embassy Of Brazil In Canada )


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