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RSPCA seeks ban on primates as household pets

The RSPCA is calling for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a marmoset was among the latest admissions into its care.

It says there has been an alarming rise in the number of calls to its cruelty and advice line by people concerned about exotic pets such as monkeys.

It is unknown exactly how many primates are being kept as pets in the UK at present but estimates are between 3,000 and 9,000 and with what appears to be a rise in online sales.

Graham Satchell reports.

  • 29 Aug 2014
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