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Shocking Evidence of Monkey Suffering in Mauritius

October 15, 2010
Shocking Evidence of Monkey Suffering in Mauritius

Footage obtained from inside a facility connected to Bioculture, one of the main monkey supply companies, shows the extremely stressful methods of capture used. Monkeys, frantic in their attempts to escape, were grabbed and pulled by their tails to capture them from pens and transfer to small cages prior to export. Because this species of monkey does not have a prehensile tail, such handling could result in injury, including the separation of vertebrae in the tail leading to considerable pain and debilitation.
 
More:
http://ourcompass.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/buav-releases-further-shocking-evidence-of-monkey-suffering-in-mauritius/
 
Video:
”Cruel Mauritius monkey trade exposed (full version)”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYZAKkl304I
 
Gallery:
http://www.buav.org/our-campaigns/primate-campaign/buav-primate-trade-investigations/trading-in-cruelty/trading-in-cruelty-gallery
 
Wild long-tailed monkeys sustain broken limbs and other injuries when trappers catch the primates and transfer them to breeding farms on the island nation of Mauritius. Mauritius justifies the catching of wild monkeys on the grounds that the long-tailed macaque is not native, is a pest and is not deserving of conservation concerns.
 
TAKE ACTION:
 
1. Please sign the petition:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/stop-the-primate-trade-from-mauritius/
 
 
2. Contact the Prime Minister of Mauritius, the Mauritius embassy, UK Home Office, and Air France.
http://www.buav.org/our-campaigns/primate-campaign/buav-primate-trade-investigations/trading-in-cruelty/take-action
 
 
3. Target the Mauritian Monkey Trade
 
https://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/10/465073.html
 
 
4. Contact the Prime Minister's Office, the President's Office, Tourism and the MOA using the e-mails at the bottom. A modified version of the sample letter provided by BUAV has been included below.
 
SAMPLE LETTER:
 
I was shocked to learn that thousands of wild-caught primates and their offspring are exported every year from Mauritius for research. The investigation by the BUAV into the trade in primates for research has revealed shocking evidence of the cruelty and suffering involved in the trapping and breeding of wild monkeys and exposed the terrible plight of monkeys in Mauritius.
 
The capture of primates from the wild inflicts substantial suffering and is inherently cruel. Monkeys frequently sustain broken limbs and other injuries when trappers attempt to catch them. Their brutal capture from the wild and forced captivity in Mauritius is morally unacceptable.
 
The conditions in which primates are held on breeding farms fail to meet the many complex behavioural and psychological needs of these highly intelligent and social animals. Monkeys are highly social and intelligent animals with strong family ties. The primates are often kept in small cages, with no companionship and with little mental stimulation. Many will be used in toxicity tests which involve the forced ingestion, inhalation or injection of chemicals to the point of causing severe illness and even death. Others will be used in research which may include deliberately inflicting brain damage and the implantation of electrodes.
 
Please take immediate action to end this appalling cruelty and ban the capture and export of primates !
 
 
 
CONTACT (scroll down for e-mail blocks):
 
Prime Minister's Office
Private Office
 
Permanent Secretary
Mrs K. Bhanji
Tel. No. (Thro' CS): 207-9444
Fax No. : 201-2578
Email : kbhanji@mail.gov.mu
 
Principal Assistant Secretary
Mr N. Modi
Tel. No. (Thro' CS): 201-1309
Email : vnmodi@mail.gov.mu
 
Assigned duties Principal Assistant Secretary
Mr P Beekawoo
Tel. No.: 201-2973
Email : pbeekawoo@mail.gov.mu
 
Assistant Secretary
Mrs N.D. Kinnoo
Tel. No. : 201-1265
Email : nkinnoo@mail.gov.mu
 
Receptionist
Tel. No. : 207-9400, 201-2576
 
Principal Assistant Secretary
Mr A. Pursonon
Email: apursunon@mail.gov.mu
 
Satydanand AUJEET
Prime Minister's Office
(Cabinet Office)
saujeet@mail.gov.mu
 
Kantabye BABAJEE (Mrs)
Prime Minister's Office
(Home Affairs Division)
kababajee@mail.gov.mu
 
Kechan BALGOBIN
Prime Minister's Office
(Cabinet Office)
kbalgobin@mail.gov.mu
 
Kan Oye FONG WENG-POORUN (Mrs)
Prime Minister's Office (Home Affairs Div.)
kofong@mail.gov.mu
 
Vishnou GONDEEA
Prime Minister's Office (External Communications Div.)
vgondeea@mail.gov.mu
 
Yanduth GAONJUR
Prime Minister's Office (Cabinet Office)
ygaonjur@mail.gov.mu
 
Deodass KALISETTY APPADU
Prime Minister's Office(External Comm. Div)
dappadu@mail.gov.mu
 
Motichand SEEBAH
Prime Minister's Office(Home Affairs Div.)
mseebah@mail.gov.mu
 
Gulshan Kiran Raj
RAMREKHA
Prime Minister's Office
(Home Affairs Division)
gramrekha@mail.gov.mu
 
Anandee PAWAN (Mrs) Prime Minister's Office
(Home Affairs Division)
apawan@mail.gov.mu
 
Devi Chand Anandi Rye SEEWOORUTHUN (Mrs)
Prime Minister's Office(Home Affairs Div.)
dseewooruthun@mail.gov.mu
 
Jayanty COONJAN (Mrs) Prime Minister's Office
(External Communications
Division)
jcoonjan@mail.gov.mu
 
Medha GUNPUTH
Secretary to the President
mgunputh@mail.gov.mu
 
Medha GUNPUTH
(Assigned duties of Secretary to the President)
Office of the President
mgunputh@mail.gov.mu
 
Veersingh BOODHNA
Office of the President
vboodhna@mail.gov.mu
 
Jean Maxy SIMONET
Tourism & Leisure
jmsimonet@mail.gov.mu
 
Asha Devi SEMBHOO (Miss)
Tourism and Leisure
asembhoo@mail.gov.mu
 
Sewah Kumari DOORGAKANT (Mrs)
Tourism and Leisure
sdoorgakant@mail.gov.mu
 
 
Ministry of Agro Industry & Fisheries
 
Administration
moa-headoffice@mail.gov.mu
 
Senior Chief Executive Mrs Krishnawtee BEEGUN
Email:kbeegun@mail.gov.mu
 
Ag. Permanent Secretary Mr V GONDEEA
Email:vgondeea@mail.gov.mu
 
Principal Assistant Secretary Mrs I M OREE
E-mail: ioree@mail.gov.mu
 
Principal Assistant Secretary Mr C BHUGUN
E-mail: cbhugun@mail.gov.mu
 
Ag. Principal Assistant Secretary Mrs N G TIROUMALECHETTY
E-mail : ntiroumale@mail.gov.mu
 
Ag. Principal Assistant Secretary Ms G CALLYCHURN
E-mail: gcallychurn@mail.gov.mu
 
 
E-MAIL BLOCK 1:
 
kbhanji@mail.gov.mu, vnmodi@mail.gov.mu, pbeekawoo@mail.gov.mu, nkinnoo@mail.gov.mu, apursunon@mail.gov.mu
 
 
E-MAIL BLOCK 2:
 
saujeet@mail.gov.mu, kababajee@mail.gov.mu, kbalgobin@mail.gov.mu, kofong@mail.gov.mu, vgondeea@mail.gov.mu, ygaonjur@mail.gov.mu, dappadu@mail.gov.mu, mseebah@mail.gov.mu, dseewooruthun@mail.gov.mu, gramrekha@mail.gov.mu, apawan@mail.gov.mu, jcoonjan@mail.gov.mu, mgunputh@mail.gov.mu, mgunputh@mail.gov.mu, vboodhna@mail.gov.mu, jmsimonet@mail.gov.mu, asembhoo@mail.gov.mu, sdoorgakant@mail.gov.mu,
 
 
E-MAIL BLOCK 3:
 
moa-headoffice@mail.gov.mu, kbeegun@mail.gov.mu , vgondeea@mail.gov.mu , ioree@mail.gov.mu , ntiroumale@mail.gov.mu,
 

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