Hundreds of monkeys killed in Mauritius

2012-10-29 22:31
Noveprim (Supplied)

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Nairobi - An animal rights group has published pictures and video of hundreds of monkeys the group says were killed by a primate breeding farm on the island nation of Mauritius.

The animal rights group BUAV said the monkeys are being bred for sale to laboratories in the US and Europe. The group says the monkeys were killed because they had grown too big to sell.

BUAV says the killings took place at a lab called Noveprim. Noveprim didn't answer a call or an e-mail seeking comment.

The group's Sarah Kite called the killings a cruel and senseless slaughter. She says the monkeys should have been released.

BUAV says Mauritius exports up to 10 000 monkeys a year to laboratories.

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