Anon. (2009, April 15) the Jakarta Post [online]. Available http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/04/15/indonesia-accused-violating-cites.html-0 [2009, pril 28]
indonesia ; CITES violation ; CITES ; monkey trade ; primates for laboratory tests ; illegal wildlife trade
An international animal protection group has accused Indonesia of excessive trade in the long-tailed macaque for research, which it says violates the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), to which the country is a party.
The London-based British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) said its recent in-depth investigation, which was published on Tuesday, found a staggering 15,100 or threefold increase in the number of the primates allowed to be trapped in 2009 for research.
"In addition to the unacceptable cruelty and suffering that is inflicted on Indonesia'sindigenous primate populations in the name of research, the BUAV investigation has uncovered serious concerns regarding the implementation and enforcement of both Indonesian law and CITES regulations," BUAV chief executive Michelle Thew said.
BUAV called on CITES to suspend Indonesia's membership while carrying out its own investigation.
During its investigation, BUAV ...