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Should monkeys be kept as pets?

In Britain it is legal to keep monkeys as pets under license, even though it is banned in other countries and primate experts say it is cruel.

Now, a bill is before the UK parliament calling for a ban.

It is supported by many animal experts but the government insists it is not necessary.

The BBC's Graham Satchell reports.

  • 16 Apr 2012
  • From the section UK