PRN: BUAV Urges Mauritius Holidaymakers to Help End Cruel Monkey Trade
BUAV Urges Mauritius Holidaymakers to Help End Cruel Monkey Trade
LONDON, October 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The BUAV has today launched a new tourist awareness campaign calling on holidaymakers to help save the monkeys of Mauritius.
The BUAV is urging holidaymakers to contact the Prime Minister of Mauritius and the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and Mauritian Embassy in their own country to call for an end to this cruel trade. The BUAV advertising campaign will unfold over the coming months.
The BUAV's recent undercover investigation in Mauritius has revealed a shocking industry that rips monkeys from their jungle homes, imprisons them for life as breeding machines and exports their offspring on long journeys overseas where they will suffer and die in cruel experiments. Up to 10,000 monkeys are exported to the UK, EU and the USA every year.
BUAVÂ Chief Executive, Michelle Thew, states: "VisitorsÂ will be shocked to discover theÂ dark secret to thisÂ idyllic island. We urgeÂ holidaymakers toÂ ask Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam to stop the trapping, breeding and export of monkeys for research.TheÂ international reputation ofÂ Mauritius as a paradise for tourists can only be tarnished by association with suchÂ animal cruelty."
For further information and copy of the advert, please contact BUAV's press office:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone: +44(0)7850-510-955 or +44(0)207-619-6978
To see the advert: http://www.buav.org/mauritius