Hundreds of monkeys killed and piled in bins, as not corresponding to the European labs standards

  • by: Suraj Soorjorowa
  • target: British government, Mauritian government, Noveprim

The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV, an association that defends the rights of animals) has discovered a horrible massacre of hundreds of monkeys in a primate breeding in Mauritius. Shocking images show monkeys stacked in bins. In Other images show the mutilated bodies.

According to the association, this barbaric slaughter should continue throughout the month of November, probably because foreign laboratories require primates weighing less than three pounds.

Most adult male monkeys are killed as weighing more than four pounds. The BUAV revealed that the company Noveprim kills pregnant females and young monkeys because they are useless.

Mothers are separated from thier youngs. Young monkeys depend completely on their mothers.

These animals are very sensitive, intelligent, this is totally unacceptable.

Noveprim is a major exporter of monkeys in the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States. The company is even approved by the Ministry of the Interior Columbia.

It also provides monkeys to French laboratories.

Ironically, a declaration from Noveprim says that the company provides care to monkeys from health professionals. 

The BUAV has also learned that despite the massacre Noveprim continues to use traps in wild to catch monkeys. The association asked the government of Mauritius to take immediate action to stop the killings and asked the British government to ban the importation of monkeys from Mauritius.


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