Action for Primates

Long-tailed macaques, photo by Sarah Kite
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Long-tailed macaques living freely in Mauritius

Action for Primates is a UK-based project that advocates globally on behalf of non-human primates. Despite their status as our closest living biological relatives, non-human primates face many threats and continue to suffer and be exploited by humans around the world, whether in their native habitat, in trade and transportation, in research and toxicity testing laboratories, in private homes, in zoos, as entertainment, on social media, or as food and body parts.

Action for Primates exists to raise awareness and encourage humans to take action on behalf of primates everywhere.

Please join us on this important mission, by supporting our action alerts and following us on Facebook, Instagram and X (Twitter).

Action Alerts
Long-tailed macaques in a Mauritius breeding facility; One Voice
New investigation puts Mauritius monkey trade under the spotlight
Infant long-tailed macaque in captivity; Animal Friends Jogja/Action for Primates
Dozens of monkey torture groups removed from Facebook following report
Rhesus macaque in laboratory cage; Cruelty Free International/SOKO Tierschutz
Rhesus macaques used in UK experiment despite humane alternatives
Cover, report on infant monkey abuse on social media
New report reveals shocking prevalence of baby monkey torture across social media
Rhesus macaque in European laboratory; SOKO Tierschutz / Cruelty Free International
Wake Forest University in USA continues forcing monkeys to become cocaine addicts
Wild-caught mother and infant long-tailed macaques, Indonesia; Action for Primates
US imports hundreds of wild-caught monkeys from Indonesia for testing laboratories
Long-tailed macaques, breeding farm, Lao PDR; Cruelty Free International
CITES recommends trade suspension in CITES-listed species from Lao PDR
Black-tufted marmoset living freely in Brazil; Afonso Farias
Wild-caught marmosets killed to test 'cocaine vaccine' in Brazil
Long-tailed macaque Mini, rescued from torture following BBC investigation, with foster mum, Indonesia; JAAN/Sumatra Wildlife Center
UK Online Safety Bill passes: measures to tackle animal cruelty content included
Infant long-tailed macaque abused for 'entertainment' on social media; Action for Primates
US law enforcement takes further action against those involved in online monkey torture
BBC: The monkey haters
BBC investigation exposes baby monkey torture groups
Hamlyn's monkey; Lukas Blazek, Dreamstime
The shameful global trade in wild-caught non-human primates continues

We use the term primates to refer to non-human primates. Further, although we are in principle opposed to any primate being held in captivity, we know that some individuals who are rescued from private homes, laboratories, zoos and other captive situations cannot be rehabilitated and returned to their natural habitat. We support these individuals being cared for by genuine sanctuaries, in as close to natural conditions as feasible for their entire lives, and not being exploited in any way.

Action for Primates recognises that all animals, not just non-human primates, deserve respect and protection from harm by humans.