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
Wild-caught mother whose infant was taken in Indonesia; Action for Primates
Join call to USA to end cruel macaque imports from Indonesia
Green monkeys living freely; tjabeljan
Concerns over slaughter of green monkeys in Barbados
Chacma baboons on anthill in South Africa; Grobler Du Preez, Dreamstime
URGENT appeal – help to ban 'trophy' hunting imports into Great Britain
Guianan squirrel monkeys living freely in French Guiana; Cayambe
Squirrel monkeys deliberately subjected to spinal cord injury and death in public funded research in USA
Young long-tailed macaques in Mauritius breeding facility; Cruelty Free International
Long-tailed macaques subjected to brutal xenotransplant surgery in USA
Long-tailed macaque in captivity, Indonesia; Animal Friends Jogja/Action for Primates
Individuals in UK charged in monkey torture case
Young long-tailed macaque held in sack after being trapped, Cambodia; Cruelty Free International
Major Cambodian macaque trafficking trial starts in USA
Long-tailed macaque in Mauritius monkey farm; Cruelty Free International
Mauritius reports major increase in monkey exports during 2023
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
Infant long-tailed macaque in captivity, Indonesia; JAAN/Sumatra Wildlife Center
Wisconsin pharmacist jailed for his role in horrifying online baby monkey torture gangs

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.