Primates as pets

Inquiry status: Report and Government response published

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is undertaking inquiry into the keeping of primates as pets and seeks written evidence on the following:

  • The extent of the trade and keeping of primates as pets within the UK;
  • Whether the existing regulatory framework and Code of Practice offer adequate protection for the welfare of primates kept as pets  and are being applied effectively; and
  • Whether people should be allowed to keep primates as pets and, if not, how a ban might be implemented.



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