shocked by the findings of the BUAV's investigations into the trade in monkeys
for research. This is a horrific market which inflicts great cruelty on
our primate cousins. Monkeys, torn from their families and homes, are imprisoned
in farms to produce babies to feed the research industry.
animals are kept behind bars on concrete and are deprived of the green foli-age
of their jungle homes. Their babies are snatched away at just a few months
old. Taking infants from their mothers is incredibly cruel. The distress
they must feel is unimaginable. In the wild, monkeys usually stay with their
family group for many years, sometimes for life. These sensitive young animals
are later sent around the world to laboratories. Handled like cargo, they
are stuck in wooden crates and shipped in the holds of airlines as if they
end of this nightmare journey they are destined to spend their lives in
a metal laboratory cage thousands of miles away from their families and
subjected to cruel experiments. I think this is a disgusting way to treat
other primates. Monkeys are highly intelligent and social beings who feel
pain and distress, just like us. They do not deserve to suffer like this.
support the BUAV to end this shameful cruelty. We must stop the baby trade.
Ricky Gervais is backing the BUAV campaign to stop the cruel trade in baby