World Exporters Of Primates To Animal Testing Labs

Cambodia

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BUAV’s investigation of the primate trade in Cambodia, reveals the cruelty and suffering inflicted on thousands of monkeys snatched from the wild and imprisoned in factory farms to supply the international research industry. The findings raise major concerns regarding animal welfare and the implementation of CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species).

The BUAV is using the findings of its investigation to call on the Cambodian authorities to ban the export of primates from its country, as well as lobby the UK government and European Parliament to show the appalling suffering inflicted on primates destined for the research industry and to ultimately bring an end to the import of such primates into the EU.

Please help the BUAV end this cruel and sickening trade.

1. Write to the Prime Minister of Cambodia to ask him to place an immediate ban on the capture, breeding and export of long-tailed macaques destined for the research industry.

The Honorable Samdech Hun Sen
Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia
Office of the Council of Ministers
41, Russian Federation Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Cambodia

2. Write letters to the Cambodian embassy in your country calling on the government of Cambodia to place an immediate ban on the capture, breeding and export of long-tailed macaques destined for the research industry. Click here for the contact details of Cambodian embassies around the world:

In the UK, please write to:

His Excellency Hor Nambora
Ambassador of Cambodia
The Royal Embassy of Cambodia
64 Brondesbury Park
Willesden Green
London NW6 7AT
email: moc.tcennoctb|yssabmenaidobmac#moc.tcennoctb|yssabmenaidobmac

3. Write to the CITES Secretariat requesting it carries out an investigation into Cambodia's trade in macaques and, if the BUAV's findings are confirmed, then to encourage CITES members to suspend CITES related trade with Cambodia.

CITES Secretariat
International Environment House
11Chemin des Anémones
CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva
Switzerland
email: gro.setic|ofni#gro.setic|ofni

4. If you live in a country that has imported or is importing primates from Cambodia, please write to your CITES authority asking them not to import macaques from Cambodia, on conservation grounds.

UK
The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
DEFRA
Nobel House
17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JR
email: ku.vog.isg.arfed|nneB.yraliH#ku.vog.isg.arfed|nneB.yraliH

USA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Management Authority
4401 N. Fairfax Drive
Room 212
ARLINGTON, VA 22203-3247
email: vog.swf|ytirohtuatnemeganam#vog.swf|ytirohtuatnemeganam

5. If you can, please send a donation as well, so we can afford to continue investigations like this and bring the brutal trade to a halt. Click here to donate to the BUAV

Indonesia

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Exposed – Indonesia’s Shocking Trade In Primates For Research:

The BUAV is calling for Indonesia to be suspended from the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The call comes following a major, in-depth investigation carried out by the BUAV that has revealed a disturbing trade in primates from Indonesia for the international research industry. The full findings, released in a report conclude that Indonesia is breaching its own wildlife legislation, as well as failing to comply with CITES regulations and violating international animal welfare guidelines.

This call comes as Indonesia announces a staggering three-fold increase (15,100) in the number of wild monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) allowed to be trapped in 2009 for the research industry.
BUAV’s investigation follows the chain of cruelty and suffering inflicted on monkeys during their capture, holding and transportation within Indonesia, their export overseas and eventual fate in the research laboratory. Each year, thousands of monkeys, packed into small wooden crates, are shipped as cargo by Philippine Airlines, Korean Air and China Southern Airlines to research facilities around the world, including the USA, China and Japan.
Major findings show:

* The official Indonesian “ban” on the export of wild-caught primates for research is a sham. Through a lack of enforcement by the Indonesian authorities and the
use of misleading source codes for CITES export permits, the BUAV believes that wild-caught monkeys continue to be exported and end up in the international research industry. In some cases, wild-caught monkeys have simply been removed from one location in Indonesia and placed on islands under conditions no different from their original homes. Subsequently, wild primates who are living and breeding freely in a natural environment are being designated as captive-born animals by the Indonesian authorities in an apparent attempt to avoid the restrictions that would otherwise be placed on the trade by CITES and by its own legislation
* A lack of validity and objectivity of monkey population surveys that have been conducted. Interviews with at least one official from LIPI, the Indonesian Scientific Authority, show that certain population surveys have been conducted by third parties based on speculation, on the counting of monkeys in protected areas and the use of scientifically invalid extrapolation methods. These surveys have been used by the authorities as the basis for deciding whether and how many macaques can be taken from the wild
* Major breaches in international animal welfare guidelines set by the International Primatological Society. These included wild-caught monkeys kept in appalling conditions at dealers' premises; monkeys crammed into makeshift and dilapidated transit crates on trucks; and poor conditions at primate supply and breeding companies where monkeys were kept in barren concrete pens that were inappropriate for their complex behavioral and psychological needs
* The Indonesian authorities failing in their obligation under CITES by granting export permits for primates who will undoubtedly suffer greatly and unnecessarily during transportation. In recent years, some of the primates exported from Indonesia to the USA have been subjected to extremely long transit times sometimes as much as four days.

The fate for many of the monkeys at their final destination – the research laboratory – is one of pain, suffering and usually death. As one example, in the USA, monkeys originating from Indonesia were forced to consume alcohol. This was often combined with the surgical mutilation of female monkeys or deliberately feeding the animals a diet that would cause atherosclerosis. Other monkeys shipped to Japan, were slowly poisoned for over a year with a toxic metal before being killed.

Please support the BUAV in its campaign to end the cruel exploitation of macaques in Indonesia.

1) Write to the President of Indonesia to ask him to place an immediate ban on the capture, breeding and export of long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques destined for the research industry.

Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of the Republic of Indonesia
Istana Negara
Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara
Jakarta Pusat 10010
Indonesia
Email: di.og.ir|tnediserp#di.og.ir|tnediserp

2) Write letters to the Indonesian embassy in your country calling on the government of Indonesia to place an immediate ban on the capture, breeding and export of long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques destined for the research industry. Click here for the contact details of Indonesian embassies around the world:

In the UK, please write to:

His Excellency Yuri Octavian Thamrin
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
38 Grosvenor Square
London
W1K 2HW

3) Write to the CITES Secretariat requesting that CITES a) carry out its own investigation into the Indonesian primate trade and, b) suspend Indonesia's membership of CITES pending the outcome of this investigation.

CITES Secretariat
International Environment House
11 Chemin des Anémones
CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva
Switzerland

4) If you live in a country that has imported primates from Indonesia such as the USA, Japan and China, please write to the CITES Enforcement Authority in your country asking it to ban the import of primates originating from Indonesia following concerns raised by the BUAV's investigation that Indonesia is failing to comply with CITES regulations. See CITES web site for contact information.

5) Write to the headquarters of following airlines requesting that they adopt a policy to stop transporting primates from Indonesia for the research industry. Please also write to the airline's office in your own country.

* Philippine Airlines
* China Southern Airlines

Cho Yangho
CEO and Chairman
Korean Air
1370, Gonghang-dong, Gangseo-gu
Seoul, 157-712
South Korea

Lucio Tan
Chairman and CEO
Philippine Airlines
Philippine Airlines Center
Legazpi Street Legaspi Village
Makati 0750
Philippines

Mr. Shao Yong Liu,
Chairman
China Southern Airlines
Jichang Road
Guangzhou, 510405
China

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