26th November 2015
Australia debates end to monkey imports for animal tests
Cruelty Free International backs new initiative with Twitter campaign
Australia's Green Senator Lee Rhiannon is proposing a ban on the import of live monkeys for research purposes, and the issue will soon be considered by the Senate Environment and Communications Committee.
We'd like Lee to be able to tell the Committee that she has support from all over the world - click below to tweet your support:
Cruelty Free International, has led the worldwide campaign to end the international trade in monkeys for research, and will be making a submission in support, reflecting the global disgust against this cruel trade.
We have exposed the inherent cruelty and suffering inflicted on monkeys involved in the trade, resulting in trade restrictions, government bans on the use of wild caught animals and airline embargoes on shipping monkeys to laboratories.
This ban will be a significant step, and if passed “would confirm in law that Australia does not support the cruel and inhumane primate trade for experimentation and that Australia will not participate in practices leading to the extinction of primates in the wild.” – Senator Lee Rhiannon.