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 Twitter.

Action Alerts
Long-tailed macaques in cargo crates
Join call to Bluebird Nordic to stop transporting monkeys
Infant rhesus macaque in laboratory cage; photo credit Cruelty Free International/SOKO_Tierschutz
Infant monkeys, deprived of mothers, used in disturbing blue light research in US
Young long-tailed macaques in cage at Cambodian breeding farm; photo credit Cruelty Free International
Urgent appeal to Hi Fly Malta to stop cruel monkey flights
Long-tailed macaques, mother and child, Malaysia; photo credit Attila Jandi on Dreamstime
Call on Malaysia to act against torture of baby monkeys for online 'entertainment'
Long-tailed macaque in trap on Mauritius
Take action for the monkeys in Mauritius
Infant long-tailed macaque with snake around neck, social media
Call to UK government to include animal cruelty content in Online Safety Bill
Long-tailed macaque, Cambodian breeding farm; photo credit Cruelty Free International
Canada disregards US import suspension, allowing hundreds of monkeys from Cambodia to be imported
Long-tailed macaques in Mauritius monkey farm; photo credit Cruelty Free International
Animal Protection Groups Urge Ban on Mauritius Monkey Imports Following TB Outbreak
Long-tailed macaque living freely in Mauritius
Animal groups unite to urge Mauritius Prime Minister to release 446 confiscated monkeys
'Pet' macaque abandoned at Angkor Wat
Concern for monkeys kept as 'pets' in Cambodia
Long-tailed macaques in intravenous toxicity test in German laboratory; photo credit SOKO Tierschutz/Cruelty Free International
EU must live up to promise to dissociate itself from the wild-caught primate trade
Infant long-tailed macaque abused for 'entertainment'; social media
Animal protection groups welcome conviction in Indonesia for torturing and killing baby monkeys on camera

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.