Should monkeys be kept as pets?
16 April 2012 Last updated at 07:32 BST
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.