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Homes are no place for monkey business

Support our call to end the keeping and trade of primates as pets.

Thousands of primates are being confined in UK homes. Marmosets, capuchins and squirrel monkeys are among some of primates being kept as pets, destined for life-long suffering in an unnatural environment. Many of these animals have been found to be socially isolated and kept in cramped and barren conditions.

Primates are intelligent, social and long-lived animals. There are no circumstances where a primate would benefit from being kept privately in a domestic environment. We believe the welfare needs of primates can never be met in a house, shed or garden cage and that these complex animals are unsuitable companion animals.

15 European countries have already introduced bans on keeping primates as pets, for either all or some species. We now call on the governments in the UK to follow. Show your support and sign our petition.