MAURITIUS: Exporting Monkeys for Research Helps Conservation

Some 10,000 macaque monkeys, considered a nuisance in Mauritius, were exported last year to the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan to be used in medical research.

For Mauritians, the sale of the monkeys (macaca fascicularis) generated foreign exchange and provided jobs to about 1,000 people. But European animal rights activists have protested against the trade in monkeys for research purposes, organizing campaigns to urge tourists to boycott the island as a holiday destination.


HEADLINE NEWS:
IPS NEWS: 11 October

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: