Stopping the Destruction
Primates are hunted for food (bushmeat) or as “pests” throughout many regions of Africa. Younger animals are sold in the illegal pet trade. These babies are often the byproducts of bushmeat – too small to eat, after their families are killed they are sold as pets. These “pets” are cruelly and inhumanely treated and deprived of their basic needs. We collaborate with governments to confiscate or rescue illegally captured animals and prosecute people who hunt, sell or keep them as pets.