Why You Shouldn’t Raise A Primate At Home!
Despite all species being protected by wildlife protection law, the capture of primates is ongoing here in Vietnam and has played a major role in the critical decline of the country’s endemic species.
The pet trade is only one of the threats on the list, but it concerns most of the primates we have been rescuing over the years since the animals are kept alive and can be spotted by neighbors or relatives and denounced to the authorities before their life is at risk.
The irony of the pet trade flourishing is that it often relies on the ignorance (if not denial) of the buyer, in Asian and Western countries alike. The fact is, there is plenty of reasons not to keep a primate in your home. Let’s remind some of them: