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 macaque in toxicity testing, Germany; SOKO Tierschutz/Cruelty Free International
URGENT APPEAL – Stop construction of massive monkey farm in Mauritius
Young long-tailed macaques in Mauritius breeding facility; Cruelty Free International
Long-tailed macaques subjected to brutal xenotransplant surgery in USA
Rhesus macaque mother and baby living freely; Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
Pregnant rhesus macaques fed marijuana and unborn infants killed in USA research
Rhesus macaque with head post; SOKO Tierschutz/Cruelty Free International
Monkeys suffer in research to meet US regulatory requirements despite extensive human studies
Long-tailed macaques in a Mauritius breeding facility; One Voice
New investigation puts Mauritius monkey trade under the spotlight
Cover, report on infant monkey abuse on social media
New report reveals shocking prevalence of baby monkey torture across social media
Infant long-tailed macaque abused for 'entertainment' on social media; Action for Primates
Indonesian suspect arrested for torturing and killing baby monkeys and selling the videos online
Guianan squirrel monkey living freely in South America; Fabrizio Cianella, Dreamstime
The trade in wild-caught monkeys from South America
Japanese macaques in Jigokudani hot springs; andrew_t8, FreeIMG
Cruel use of snow monkeys in Japan to study human gambling addiction
Infant long-tailed macaque in captivity, Indonesia; JAAN/Sumatra Wildlife Center
Wisconsin pharmacist jailed for his role in horrifying online baby monkey torture gangs
Long-tailed macaques, breeding farm, Lao PDR; Cruelty Free International
CITES recommends trade suspension in CITES-listed species from Lao PDR
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

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.