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The international trade in primates sees 32,000 wild-caught primates sold on the international market every year. They are sold for food, for use in animal testing, for exhibition in zoos and circuses, and for private use as companion animals. Families 15, See classification A primate (L. prima, first) is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. ... Enos the space chimp before insertion into the Mercury-Atlas 5 capsule in 1961. ... Pets and humans often contribute toward the happiness of the other in a pet relationship. ...

The United States imports around one third of all primates sold internationally, with the United Kingdom importing the second highest number. Japan, Russia, The Netherlands, France, and Taiwan also rank among the top importing countries. The primates are exported from Indonesia, Malaysia, Kenya, Thailand, Philippines, Mauritius, and China, where they exist indigenously.

The animals are caught by local villagers and farmers, who set traps with baited nets and or by laying bait in crates. Entire families may be caught in the nets, with any undesirable animals being killed and sold for food. Those who survive are taken in crates to holding centers, possibly without food or water. The centers are overcrowded and filthy; the primates may not be able to stand in the crates, and many die. Others are weeded out because they are ill, too thin, or too old, with females and babies being the most desirable. According to a 1992 investigation by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, 75% of the primates may be killed at the holding centers. The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection is a pressure group based near Highbury Corner in North London, United Kingdom that campaigns peacefully against vivisection. ...

See also

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  • Howard, Linda & Jones, Dena. "Trafficking in Misery: The Primate Trade", Animal Issues, Volume 31, Number 3, Fall 2000.
  • "Next of kin", British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.



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