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Ban import of live primates for research

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Lee Rhiannon 20 Nov 2012

The illegal trade in primates is recognised as one of the biggest threats to biodiversity conservation. Most of these primates are born to wild-caught captive monkeys in Asian facilities set up as lucrative money making facilities, then sold as captive breeds.

The Greens' bill does not ban the use of primates for research or the importation of primates for other purposes, for example for zoos.

 

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