Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Adopt an ex-laboratory monkey!

An animal rights group is offering monkey-lovers the chance to adopt 50 macaques recently released from a laboratory in Thailand.

The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection is selling custody rights to the animals for £25 each, although proud parents will not be able to bring their new pets home.

The monkeys will be cared for at a sanctuary outside Ranong, in the south-west Thai rain forest, where they were originally captured.

The organisation said it had persuaded Thai authorities to release the animals from a research lab. It declined to provide any details on the lab or the release.

Story here. Adoption here.

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