Globe & Mail Reports that Animal Welfare Groups Warn that Canada May Be Importing Cambodian Monkeys that Have Been Illegally Wild Caught

We are pleased to share coverage from Canada’s Globe & Mail regarding wild caught monkeys from Cambodia, along with a link to coverage by PETA and it’s call to action.

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Canada should follow the lead of the United States and refuse to approve the import of Cambodian monkeys for use in Canadian labs, animal-welfare groups say.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been denying permits for the import of Cambodian macaques after an investigation found evidence that thousands of monkeys caught in the wild have been smuggled to the U.S. from Cambodia.

Animal-welfare groups are asking Ottawa to deny approvals here, warning some monkeys being imported could have been illegally caught in the wild and passed off as captive-bred. They fear that Cambodian macaques are now being diverted for testing in Canada, which has seen a huge increase in imports this year.

PETA has reported on the same issue, and offers an opportunity to take action that only takes moments to do.

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