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Animal welfare
BVA calls for a ban on keeping primates as pets

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THE BVA has called on the Government to introduce a ban preventing private individuals keeping primates as pets.

The call was made as the BVA submitted evidence to an inquiry being conducted by the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRACom). The committee has been seeking evidence on the extent of the trade and keeping of primates as pets in the UK, and whether the existing regulatory framework and code of practice offer adequate protection for the welfare of primates kept as pets …

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