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
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
Tufted capuchins living freely
Capuchins subjected to invasive surgery to study effects of chewing
African green monkey living freely; photo credit Cruelty Free International
Help prevent entire population of vervets being slaughtered on Sint Maarten
Infant northern pig-tailed macaque held and screaming in fear at Angkor Wat, social media
Monkeys at Angkor Wat continue to be harassed for social media videos
Long-tailed macaque at Indonesian market
Your help needed to provide protection for long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques in Indonesia
Olive baboon mother and infant in research laboratory cage, IPR, Kenya; photo credit Cruelty Free International
Researchers from Europe and Canada involved in deadly baboon experiment in Kenya
Long-tailed macaques, supply facility, Cambodia; credit: Cruelty Free International
Charles River Laboratories receives subpoena over macaque supply
Infant long-tailed macaque abused for 'entertainment'; social media
Animal protection groups welcome conviction in Indonesia for torturing and killing baby monkeys on camera
Infant long-tailed macaque captured in Cambodia; photo credit Cruelty Free International
Charges filed over trafficking of macaques from Cambodia to US
Long-tailed macaques grooming in Langkawi, Malaysia; credit Attila Jandi on Dreamstime
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.