Primrose is proud to assist Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary by offering planters for his or her rescued marmosets to play in. Positioned in Looe, Cornwall, the charity has been defending primates for for 50 years and has campaigned to finish the primate pets commerce.
At present, it isn’t solely authorized to maintain sure primates reminiscent of marmosets, tamarins and squirrel monkeys, however there aren’t any licensing calls for or particular rules for his or her care as they aren’t deemed harmful beneath the 1976 Harmful Animals Act. There are an estimated 5,000 primates being saved within the UK as pets, of which lots of are rescued annually by animal charities, however many extra are left behind attributable to a scarcity of funding. In contrast to different species, primates are extremely smart and undomesticated, requiring companionship and specialised diets to thrive, and will not be appropriate as pets.
In case you are in opposition to maintaining primates as pets, you possibly can signal the RSPCA’s petition right here.
Wild Futures web site could be discovered right here.
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