Unenviable fate

Thousands of monkeys are on crowded farms in Laos — are sold for research in international laboratories. Such information published British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, BUAV), the agency France Presse.

According to BUAV, in 2004, Laos exported nearly 35 thousand long-tailed macaques. Appalling living conditions on farms and treatments, there used to violate internationally recognized guidelines for animal welfare.

Experts BUAV, the investigating, found dead just some monkeys in cages, while others were either depleted or have suffered from hair loss and wounds. Zoozaschitniki believe that some monkeys are not bred on farms, and there are imported from the wild, which is absolutely unacceptable, but not regulated.

The main buyers of Lao monkeys are companies in China and Vietnam, which are then delivered primates in research laboratories in the U.S. and Europe.

Note that the long-tailed macaques are able to understand the idea of the relative amount — they can determine which of the two plates more pebbles or raisins.

British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection is seeking to eliminate any animal tests. The organization was founded in 1898 by Irish activist Frances Power Cobb. Provides education, research, lobbying, analytical and legal activities aimed at eliminating the use of animals in experiments of any kind. The objectives of the organization is to disseminate information on alternative experimental methods not involving the use of animals.

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