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+ Primates Belong in the Wild: End the Keeping of Primates as Pets

To the UK government: I support a ban on the private keeping of non-human primates in the UK and on the trade to supply private keeping. Primates belong in the wild, not in our homes.

UK residents only, please

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The keeping of, and trade in, primates as pets can result in major welfare problems, endanger the public and in some cases, threaten a species’ conservation status. In the UK, it is entirely legal to keep a wide range of animals, even though many owners cannot provide adequately for their care.

  • White-headed marmoset. Picture Press/Alamy

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HSI/UK is working to end the private keeping of primates and the associated trade in these animals. They belong in the wild, not in our homes.

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