Posted by: kinshipcircle | January 6, 2009

Cambodian Monkeys: Stolen From Trees, Sold to Research

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Cambodia Monkeys: Stolen From Trees, Sold To Research
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LT: Cambodia’s long-tailed macaques are stuffed into mesh bags and crammed
into the bottom of a boat. RT: Babies clinging to each other in small barren
cages await their fate. SOURCE: http://www.buav.org/e_projecty.php

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#1. SAMPLE LETTER —  TO CAMBODIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Try to personalize your letter before sending.
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The Honorable Samdech Hun Sen
Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia
Office of the Council of Ministers
41, Russian Federation Blvd.; Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Office of the Council of Ministers: ocm@cambodia.gov.kh
Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries: maff@everyday.com.kh
Ministry of Health: procure.pcu@bigpond.com.kh
Ministry of Tourism: info@mot.gov.kh

Cambodia Embassy, United Kingdom
His Excellency Hor Nambora, Ambassador of Cambodia
The Royal Embassy of Cambodia
64 Brondesbury Park, Willesden Green; London NW6 7AT
email: cambodianembassy@btconnect.com

Cambodia Embassy, United States
His Excellency Sereywath Ek
Ambassador, Royal Embassy of Cambodia
4530 16th Street, NW; Washington, DC 20011
email: cambodia@embassy.org, CH_WID@online.com.kh,
consul-huoth@diplomats.com

Permanent Mission of Kingdom of Cambodia to United Nations: cambodia@un.int

TO FIND CAMBODIAN EMBASSIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES, TRY:
http://www.embassyofcambodia.org/other_embassies.htm
http://embassyinformation.com/
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The Honorable Samdech Hun Sen and Cambodian Government Officials:

I am extremely concerned about Cambodia’s inhumane traffic in primates for
animal research. I urge the government to enact stronger laws to save your
indigenous populations of monkeys.

Trapping, breeding and export of long-tailed macaques ought to be illegal.
Investigative findings from British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
(BUAV) show babies forcibly separated from nursing mothers. Monkeys are even
captured within a Cambodian nature reserve. Hunters pound on tree trunks
with oars to frighten wild monkeys and wrangle them into nets.

The animals, caught on film either screaming or frozen in terror, are
wrenched by their tails and crammed into bags. They’re stowed in boats until
sold to a dealer or monkey farm.

Macaques are perceptive creatures with complex behavioral and psychological
instincts. Yet those documented on film in Cambodia have no stimulation or
enrichment. They represent a failure to comply with international standards
for animal welfare.

Rather than sacrifice wildlife, please advocate animal-free research that is
relevant to humans. Primate experiments, in particular, delay medical
progress. For example, researchers recognize primates do not contract the
human strain of AIDS or develop its clinical symptoms. Of 85 HIV/AIDS
vaccines tested in animals, every single one failed in 197 human trials.

The National Cancer Institute now analyzes treatments for cancer and
HIV/AIDS, and tests for drug toxicities, using human cell and tissue panels.
With sophisticated alternatives available, there is no reason to subject
monkeys to torture and death.

The long-tailed macaque is a protected species, categorized as Appendix II
in the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
Please do not permit the desecration of Cambodia’s treasured wildlife.

Thank you,

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#2. SAMPLE LETTER —  TO THE CITES SECRETARIAT
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*Kinship Circle cannot guarantee validity of email addresses*

CITES Secretariat
International Environment House
11 Chemin des Anemones
CH-1219 Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
email: info@cites.org
Convention on Biological Diversity: secretariat@cbd.int

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1849 C Street, NW; Washington, DC 20240
web form: http://www.fws.gov/DUSPIT/contactus.htm

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Nobel House, 17 Smith Square; London SW1P 3JR
email: Hilary.Benn@defra.gsi.gov.uk
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CITES Secretariat:

Please investigate Cambodia’s inhumane traffic in primates for animal
research. I ask CITES members to bar CITES related trade with Cambodia, if
non-compliance with international animal welfare laws is confirmed

Investigative findings from British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection
(BUAV) show babies forcibly separated from nursing mothers. Monkeys are even
captured within a Cambodian nature reserve. Hunters pound on tree trunks
with oars to frighten wild monkeys and wrangle them into nets.

The animals, caught on film either screaming or frozen in terror, are
wrenched by their tails and crammed into bags. They’re stowed in boats until
sold to a dealer or monkey farm.

Macaques are perceptive creatures with complex behavioral and psychological
instincts. Yet those documented on film in Cambodia have no stimulation or
enrichment. They represent a failure to adhere to animal welfare standards.

The long-tailed macaque is a protected species, categorized as Appendix II
under the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species
(CITES). Please look into Cambodia’s trapping, breeding and export of these
animals for experimentation. Cambodia cannot be allowed to desecrate its
indigenous populations of monkeys.

Thank you,

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
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TORN FROM THE WILD:
http://www.buav.org/e_projecty.php
Why vivisection needs to end / By John J. Pippin
http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2008/12/opposing-view-1.html

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