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Primate trade exposed in Mauritius: Video Gallery

Posted: 10 February 2014. Updated: 11 February 2014

An investigation by the NAVS has revealed the hidden suffering of primates bred for research on the tropical island of Mauritius - one of the biggest suppliers of laboratory monkeys in the world, sending thousands to miserable deaths around the world.

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  • Primate trade exposed in Mauritius: How the nightmare begins
    Panic-stricken monkeys watch as their companion is caught, manhandled and mistreated.


    Primate trade exposed in Mauritius: Protecting her baby
    With her baby gripping tightly onto her, this mother is distraught as she is captured and restrained. This is daily life on a breeding facility in Mauritius.


    Primate trade exposed in Mauritius: Part of the routine
    A heavily pregnant and terrified monkey is restrained and shaved for a check-up once born, her offspring faces a lifetime of suffering.


    Primate trade exposed in Mauritius: Just a pinprick
    This poor monkey knows what awaits a painful test for tuberculosis and blood sample and the trauma is apparent. This is standard practice for facilities who breed thousands of monkeys for laboratories each year.


    Primate trade exposed in Mauritius: Just a number
    A new mum is captured and has her young baby taken from her. As his delicate skin is tattooed he cries out in pain and distress. He is now just a number.


    Primate trade exposed in Mauritius: even cleaning is cruel
    Monkeys at a breeding facility await their fate to be shipped off to laboratories for painful tests. A forceful jet spray is used to clean enclosures, drenching the little monkeys.

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