Macaque Breeding Facility

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The long-tailed macaque is the most heavily traded monkey used for research worldwide.  Their stories begin in breeding farms across Asia where they are taken from the wild, bred and kept in a state of near starvation and fear; grim conditions exacerbated by the hierarchies formed within the cages where older macaques hoard food and the rest fight, often to the death, for scraps. Those who survive are shipped to China, where international buyers are told they are ‘ethically’ born and raised, assigned false papers of origin and then shipped to laboratories around the world for use in research projects, often invasive, isolating and painful, before being killed. 

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