Action for Primates

Long-tailed macaques, photo by Sarah Kite
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Long-tailed macaques living freely in Mauritius

Action for Primates is a UK-based project that advocates globally on behalf of non-human primates. Despite their status as our closest living biological relatives, non-human primates face many threats and continue to suffer and be exploited by people around the world, whether in their native habitat, in trade and transportation, in research and toxicity testing laboratories, in private homes, in zoos, as entertainment, on social media, or as food and body parts.

Action for Primates exists to raise awareness and encourage people to take action on behalf of primates everywhere.

Please join us on this important mission, by supporting our action alerts and following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Action Alerts
Captured mother and child long-tailed macaque, Indonesia; credit Action for Primates
Long-tailed macaque at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Long-tailed macaques, Cambodia breeding facility; credit Cruelty Free International
Infant macaques treated as toys; credit Lady Freethinker & Action for Primates
Long-tailed macaques, Vietnam breeding facility; credit Cruelty Free International
Urge Indonesia to stop cruel capture and export of monkeys for experiments
Help Macaques Terrorised for Social Media Views at Angkor Wat
Ask Maleth Aero to stop transporting monkeys to laboratories
End cruelty to baby monkeys in Cambodia for social media
Secret transport of monkeys from Vietnam to The Netherlands for European laboratories
Long-tailed macaques grooming in Langkawi, Malaysia; credit Attila Jandi on Dreamstime
Long-tailed macaques, Cambodia breeding facility; credit Cruelty Free International
Infant northern pig-tailed macaques in captivity, Cambodia
Air France aeroplane and transport crates containing long-tailed macaques, organisation names; credit Cruelty Free International original crates photo
Long-tailed macaque restrained by neck and body in testing laboratory; credit Cruelty Free International/SOKO Tierschutz
Long-tailed macaque listed as Endangered by IUCN Red List
Egyptair stops transporting non-human primates to laboratories
Monkeys confiscated by authorities in Cambodia – Updated
Air France to stop transporting non-human primates to laboratories
Evidence submitted to US committee looking at non-human primate research

We use the term primates to refer to non-human primates. Further, although we are in principle opposed to any primate being held in captivity, we know that some individuals who are rescued from private homes, laboratories, zoos and other captive situations cannot be rehabilitated and returned to their natural habitat. We support these individuals being cared for by genuine sanctuaries, in as close to natural conditions as feasible for their entire lives, and not being exploited in any way.

Action for Primates recognises that all animals, not just non-human primates, deserve respect and protection from harm by people.