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Please support the BUAV campaign to help the monkeys of Laos

Photo credit: Jo-Anne McArthur

Please support our call to the Laos authorities for urgent action to be taken against the monkey farms of Laos. Our investigation uncovered the appalling conditions in which thousands of monkeys are imprisoned to feed the international research industry. Some of the monkeys were lying dead in their cages; others were in a pitiful state, emaciated with fur loss and injuries.

Please write polite letters/emails to the following people urging then to take action.

For more information and to view the video:

http://www.buav.org/article/954/a-buav-investigation-uncovers-shocking-conditions-inside-the-monkey-farms-of-laos

Here is a suggested letter:

Dear

I am writing to express my concern about the conditions at monkey farms in Laos, as revealed by a recent BUAV investigation.

The monkeys were being held in overcrowded and barren concrete cages. In particular, at the Xaysavang Trading Export-Import Company in Bolikhamxay Province, monkeys were thin or severely emaciated with loss of fur. It appeared that they were starving to death. Many were lying dead in their pens.

I hope you are as shocked and appalled by this situation as I am. Keeping monkeys in such terrible conditions breaches international animal welfare guidelines. It is cruel and detrimental to the mental well-being and physical health of the monkeys.

I urge the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to carry out an urgent investigation and close down the monkey farms of Laos.

Yours


Mr. Phoumy Phoumanivong
Director General
Department of Forest Inspection (DOFI)

Ministry Of Agriculture and Forestry

That Dam Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR/ P.0.box 1888, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Fax: +856 21 216508

Email: phoumypm@yahoo.com

 

Mr. Bounthanh Philanchanh

Deputy Director of Wildlife Investigations Division

Department of Forestry Inspection (DOFI)

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

That Dam Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR/ P.0.box 1888, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Email: phbounthanh@yahoo.com

 

Mr. Khamphout Phandanouvong

Deputy Director General

Department of Forestry Inspection (DOFI)

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

That Dam Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR/ P.0.box 1888, Vientiane, Lao PDR

E-mail: thongphanhr@yahoo.com / Kphandanouvong@yahoo.com

 

Mr. Bouaphanh Phanthavong

Director

Division of Forest Resource Conservation

Department of Forestry

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

That Dam Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR/ P.0.box 1888, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Vientiane, Lao PDR

Fax: (856-21) 217161

Email: conbru@laotel.com

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