Wild Futures

Prevention and Rescue - the UK primate pet trade

There are thousands of primates caught up in the UK primate pet trade, resulting in physical and psychological suffering. Wild Futures' vital work protects and gives sanctuary for animals in desperate need. Prevention is better than cure; education and legislation change can prevent suffering.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1102532)

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Campaign target

£3,500

Amount raised

£5,680

Donations

79

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Situation

Pet monkeys suffer physical and psychological harm; metabolic bone disease, diabetes, self-harming and stereotypical behaviour is common. Demand for primates as pets is high due to lack of legal protection and poor understanding of the behavioural and physical needs of primates.

Solution

Wild Futures provides a home for life and specialised care for primates but also seeks to prevent these intelligent and endangered animals becoming victims in the first place by educating our Sanctuary visitors, reaching out on social media and working with schools and colleges about the needs of primates and the welfare issues of the pet trade to reduce demand. Vitally we campaign to end the primate pet trade which is currently legal, liaising with MP's, local authorities and fellow NGO's.

  • "Having witnessed first-hand the rescue and rehabilitation work that the Wild Futures‚Äô dedicated team carries out, I have no hesitation in offering my support to their valuable efforts to protect primates and habitats, and I wish their campaign to end the primate pet trade every success."

    — Julie Walters CBE Actress and Comedienne

  • "The MSc in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University is proud to include Wild Futures as an important part of its programme in seeking ways to achieve a sustainable future. Together with Wild Futures we help to train the conservationists of the future.

    — Oxford Brookes University

  • "We are meant to be a nation of animal lovers, so why the trade in a wild, social animal with complex needs is still legal, continues to astound me.‚Äù

    — Stephen Fry

  • "We are meant to be a nation of animal lovers, so why the trade in a wild, social animal with complex needs is still legal, continues to astound me.”

    — Stephen Fry

  • "Having witnessed first-hand the rescue and rehabilitation work that the Wild Futures’ dedicated team carries out, I have no hesitation in offering my support to their valuable efforts to protect primates and habitats, and I wish their campaign to end the primate pet trade every success."

    — Julie Walters CBE Actress and Comedienne

  • "The MSc in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University is proud to include Wild Futures as an important part of its programme in seeking ways to achieve a sustainable future. Together with Wild Futures we help to train the conservationists of the future.

    — Oxford Brookes University