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BUAV releases further shocking evidence of monkey suffering in Mauritius

October 13, 2010


The BUAV investigation into the trade in monkeys for research on Mauritius has obtained shocking images of this secretive industry; images that were never meant to be viewed by the outside world (see end of page).

These additional images show yet again the cruelty and suffering inflicted on thousands of primates who are torn from their families and jungle homes to either be exported directly for research or imprisoned on farms to produce offspring who will be exported to laboratories around the world.

Footage obtained by the BUAV (see video below) from inside a facility connected to Bioculture, one of the main monkey supply companies, shows the extremely stressful methods of capture used. Monkeys, frantic in their attempts to escape, were grabbed and pulled by their tails to capture them from pens and transfer to small cages prior to export. Because this species of monkey does not have a prehensile tail, such handling could result in injury, including the separation of vertebrae in the tail leading to considerable pain and debilitation.

Trading In Cruelty

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On the Mauritius monkey farms, wild-caught females are forced into captivity to produce offspring to be exported for research. Footage obtained by the BUAV shows a female with her new born baby inside a concrete pen. Her infant, likely to be one of those destined for research, will be cruelly separated from her at a young age – usually between 10-12 months old – but it could be as young as eight months. Long-tailed macaques normally wean their babies at around 14 months, but continue to have intimate contact for years after this. Females would remain in their family groups for life and males would remain at least until four years of age.

We have sent copies of our report to the Mauritius Prime Minister and members of his Government urging them to take action to end this cruel and unethical trade.

Please sign the following petition and visit the previous article for important actions you can take, thank you:

9 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    October 13, 2010 6:18 pm

    mauritius suspicious
    your cruelty unmasked
    your behaviors meritritious
    as we take you to task
    every corner of the world
    sees your horrors


  2. Sharon Samtur permalink
    October 13, 2010 9:54 pm

    I hope that I can heal from viewing the cruel ugliness of mankind.
    Only the mentally deranged could do such a thing to a feeling, sentient, loving being. I hope that those who did this rot in hell.
    Until I saw these pictures and the animal cruelty on this planet my
    rhetoric was always courteous. Not any more. And those who are numb
    to this and make the excuses based on “science.” – you will pay too!
    I hope your dreams at night are nightmares. Now I go to cry and pray.


  3. Ricky Setticase permalink
    October 14, 2010 10:18 am

    Petition signed. Hope they listen to the cries…


  4. Stephanie Humphries permalink
    October 14, 2010 3:01 pm

    Petition signed and shared. All of it needs to end.


  5. Marie-Anne Lecouté-Loewe permalink
    October 14, 2010 7:08 pm

    Affreuse cruauté des humains. On m’avait parlé de la beauté de l’île Maurice, mais après avoir vu ces terribles images, je la vois comme un enfer que je refuse désormais de visiter. Mes amis également.
    Milan Kundera écrit dans « L’insoutenable légèreté de l’être » :
    “La vraie bonté de l’homme ne peut se manifester en toute pureté et en toute liberté qu’à l’égard de ceux qui ne représentent aucune force. Le véritable test moral de l’humanité (le plus radical, qui se situe à un niveau si profond qu’il échappe à notre regard), ce sont ses relations avec ceux qui sont à sa merci : les animaux. Et c’est ici que s’est produite la plus grande faillite de l’homme, débâcle fondamentale dont toutes les autres découlent.”
    Cette faillite se fait tragiquement tangible dans l’île Maurice, ancien paradis perdu, transformé, pour des êtres vivants intelligents et sensibles, en abominable enfer par les humains qui se disent civilisés alors qu’ils sont retombés dans la barbarie la plus monstrueuse : celle qui consiste à torturer les plus faibles. Pauvre île…


  6. October 18, 2010 3:10 pm

    It’s hard to believe it, this cruelty must end! Petition signed.


  7. June 5, 2014 12:23 am

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    Very useful information specially the last phase 🙂 I maintain such
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    Thanks and best of luck.


  8. Dan permalink
    June 27, 2017 3:57 pm

    You should get your facts straight baby monkeys are weaned around 3 months


    • October 24, 2018 10:24 pm

      LOL no you should get your FedEx Street monkeys are not weaned at 3 months you idiot. The average weaning age for macaque of fascicularis and most other macaque subspecies is 14 months bozo. Why do people that don’t know what the fuck they’re talking about try to act like they do?

      Do you always run around like an Unstoppable idiot?


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