Each year, between 1,500 and 2,000 macaques arrive at the centre from the island of Mauritius.On the island, wild monkeys are captured in baited forest cage traps and held in their thousands on mass breeding farms. Here they are confined in concrete enclosures, without vegetation or comforts.
Their offspring are transported by the cargo company, Aeronova, and major international airline, Air France. In the cargo holds of passenger planes, the animals are confined in small wooden crates.
The journey from Mauritius to Spain takes around 12 hours, and covers more than 10,000 kilometres. Many of the monkeys are sent to laboratories carrying out cruel animal experiments.
THE STORY OF MONKEY 88978
His leg was tattooed upon arrival. He had been captured in the jungles of Mauritius whilst foraging for food. After being trapped, he was held captive on a farm owned by the company, Noveprim, on Mauritus. He stayed there for several months along with other monkeys who, like him, had been separated from their families. >>>Read more
With the findings of this investigation, Animal Equality aims to reveal of life for monkeys used be the research industry – a reality that is concealed by the industry itself. Animal Equality is launching a global petition to close the Camarles centre, and will also be demanding that Air France and Aeronova - two companies responsible for transporting these animals to their fate - will end their involvement in this brutal trade.
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We ask you to please sign this petition demanding that the Camarles primate breeding and supply farm is closed down. By signing the petition, you also request that Air France and Aeronova cease transporting primates for the purpose of research
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