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
Male rhesus macaque in Gokarna Forest, Nepal; photo credit Charles J. Sharp/Wikipedia
African green monkey living freely; photo credit Cruelty Free International
Long-tailed macaque at Indonesian market
Rhesus macaque infant with mother; credit Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
Long-tailed macaque at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Long-tailed macaques, Cambodia breeding facility; credit Cruelty Free International
US tax payers fund attempt to develop a non-human primate "model" of autism
Help prevent entire population of vervets being slaughtered on Sint Maarten
Your help needed to provide protection for long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques in Indonesia
Infant monkeys deliberately subjected to maternal deprivation and maltreatment in publicly funded research in US
Help Macaques Terrorised for Social Media Views at Angkor Wat
Ask Maleth Aero to stop transporting monkeys to laboratories
Infant long-tailed macaques in box, from social media
Long-tailed macaques at a Laos breeding facility; credit Cruelty Free International
Infant long-tailed macaque abused for 'entertainment'; social media
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 grooming in Langkawi, Malaysia; credit Attila Jandi on Dreamstime
Non-human primates and online social media cruelty
The global trade in non-human primates
Animal protection groups welcome conviction in Indonesia for torturing and killing baby monkeys on camera
Charges filed over trafficking of macaques from Cambodia to US
Important update on plight of monkeys at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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.