For many years we have been campaigning for Welfare 4 Wildlife; a change in the law to protect over 80 species of monkey which can be kept legally as pets in the UK under current legislation. You can see more details of our petition by clicking here In 2017, the government dismissed our 114,000 strong petition during a parliament adjournment debate, & insisted that current laws are protecting primates. We then launched our campaign on the pet trade in 2018 and asked you to help us STAMP it out- Stop Trade & Abuse of Monkeys as Pets.
We are pleased to announce that our campaign has been successful, and on the 8th June 2021, the Kept Animals Bill was introduced in parliament, which will ban the sale and trade of primates as pets in the UK!
Thank you to all who have written letters, emails, signed petitions, shared posts and answered the call for evidence and public consultation. Thank you for continuing to stand up for those pet primates without a voice!
Below is all the evidence and data as to why keeping primates as pets is inappropriate, and the story of our campaign. Please watch this space for updates!