A marmoset monkey has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru from a house in Blaenymaes, Swansea.
The charity was alerted to the whereabouts of the monkey, named Lola, after an advertisement appeared on social media seeking to sell the animal.
RSPCA Cymru arrived at the property to find the primate being kept in hugely inappropriate conditions. The monkey was loose in the living room, with a 3ft x 3ft x 3ft cage positioned in the corner with a UV light above … Continue reading…
RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information, after a marmoset monkey was found in Newport on Sunday (6 November) in an extremely poor state.
The monkey was found by a member of the public on James Street, Newport. When rescued by the RSPCA, he was found to have fur missing around its belly, and small wounds on his tail.
Sadly, after being seen by an independent vet, it was also found the monkey had sustained a fractured pelvis, as well as … Continue reading…
We ask ‘Do you give a monkey’s?’ as report investigates the alarming rise in the number of calls about pet primates and monkey trade.
We’re pushing for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a marmoset is among the latest admissions into our care.
Mickey the marmoset was picked after his owners could no longer cope or meet his needs.
He is the most recent case in a growing number of calls we’ve received about pet monkeys and … Continue reading…
We have vowed to carry on pushing for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a UK government Select Committee ruled legislation could be considered in the future.
A report by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has recommended that the UK government must establish how many primates, and of what type, are kept and traded as pets in England and take a number of steps to improve their welfare in the meantime.
Dr Ros Clubb, … Continue reading…