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Help Stop the Exploitation of Indonesia’s Primates

October 12, 2009 • Posted in Action Alerts

The investigation further revealed the appalling and cruel fate that awaits many of these monkeys at their final destination - a research laboratory. NEAVS joins BUAV in a call to CITES to suspend Indonesia and carry out its own investigation. This call comes as Indonesia announces a staggering three-fold increase (15,100) in the number of wild monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) allowed to be trapped in 2009 and exported into research.

The U.S. is one of the largest importers of monkeys for research. In addition to the profound humane and ethical considerations regarding their use in research, the U.S. government needs to take seriously the macaques’ protected status and the effect that this cruel and prolific trade is having on them. 

ACT NOW

  1. Write to the President of Indonesia. Ask him to place an immediate ban on the capture, breeding and export of long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques for research.

    Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
    President of the Republic of Indonesia
    Istana Negara
    Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara
    Jakarta Pusat 10010
    Indonesia
    Email: mailto:president@ri.go.id
  2. Write to the U.S. Indonesian Embassy.  Ask the government of Indonesia to place an immediate ban on the capture, breeding and export of long-tailed and pig-tailed macaques for research. 

    Embassy of Indonesia
    2020 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20036, USA

    Or use the online contact form.
  3. Write to the CITES Secretariat. Ask CITES to investigate the Indonesian primate trade and suspend Indonesia's membership pending the outcome of their investigation.

    CITES Secretariat
    International Environment House
    11 Chemin des Anémones
    CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva
    Switzerland

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