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Baby monkey shakes in terror after being snatched from mum for Brit lab testing

Animal rights activists have urged the UK government to take action after the long tailed macaque was ripped from its parents arms. The primate will be transferred from a Mauritius breeding farm to a British research lab.

SIBA JACKSON: ‘Heartbreaking footage has emerged of a terrified baby monkey shaking with fear after being snatched from his mum for lab testing. Animal rights activists have urged the UK government to take action after the long tailed macaque was ripped from its parents arms. The primate will be transferred from a breeding farm in Mauritius for research at a British lab, it has been claimed. Its own parents were also taken from the wild before being held captive to breed babies. It comes amid claims of a spike in the use of long-tailed macaques for testing, despite an EU law forbidding it.

Charity Animal Defenders International (ADI) has demanded Prime Minister Boris Johnson take action.
President Jan Creamer said: “The public will be horrified to learn that not only is Britain still a major primate user, but it allows researchers to use monkeys whose parents have been taken from the wild and used as breeding machines too. “The UK effectively encourages dealers in Vietnam and Mauritius to stock their factory farms by trapping wild monkeys…

ADI reportedly filmed pregnant monkeys being manhandled and witnessed animals being swung by their tails at a breeding facility in Biodia, Mauritius. They claim monkeys were kept in rusty cages in Vietnam. Hundreds of the animals suffered barbaric treatment including force feeding and being injected with experimental drugs, leading to horrific side effects… Almost 250 wild-caught monkeys, known as “F1” primates, were reportedly used in UK labs last year… More than 2,600 long-tailed macaques were brought into the UK last year, including 2,064 from Mauritius and 542 from Vietnam’. SOURCE…

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