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 people 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 people 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
Infant northern pig-tailed macaque kept as 'pet', alongside doll and stuffed bear toy; photo credit Lady Freethinker and Action for Primates
Male chacma baboon, Kruger National Park, South Africa; photo credit Ecophoto, Dreamstime
Japanese macaques; Public domain (Wikipedia)
Long-tailed macaque at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Long-tailed macaques, Cambodia breeding facility; credit Cruelty Free International
Captured mother and child long-tailed macaque, Indonesia; credit Action for Primates
Wild animals as 'pets': a vicious cycle of suffering caused by social media trends
Your help needed to ban import of 'trophies' into UK
Monkeys used and killed in diet studies at Oregon National Primate Research Center
Help Macaques Terrorised for Social Media Views at Angkor Wat
Ask Maleth Aero to stop transporting monkeys to laboratories
Urge Indonesia to stop cruel capture and export of monkeys for experiments
Infant long-tailed macaque captured in Cambodia; photo credit Cruelty Free International
Mother northern pig-tailed macaque with nursing baby, captured at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Long-tailed macaques in a laboratory cage; credit SOKO Tierschutz and Cruelty Free International
Long-tailed macaque used in toxicity testing in UK laboratory; photo credit Cruelty Free International
Long-tailed macaques grooming in Langkawi, Malaysia; credit Attila Jandi on Dreamstime
Charges filed over trafficking of macaques from Cambodia to US
Important update on plight of monkeys at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Oregon Health & Science University mistakes lead to injury, death of monkeys
Monkeys suffer as a result of welfare breaches in UK laboratories
Long-tailed macaque listed as Endangered by IUCN Red List

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 people.