Monday, 31 March 2014

Conference on Primates as Pets

Following the recent Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee inquiry into the issue of primates kept as pets, Humane Society International/UK and the Born Free Foundation are co-hosting a one-day conference on Primates as Pets. Please see the details below.

Introduced by the world-renowned primatologist Ian Redmond OBE, and with a discussion chaired by the well-known TV journalist, reporter and primatologist Asha Tanna, the Conference will bring together  international academics, veterinarians, and political and legal experts to discuss the animal welfare science, veterinary, legal, conservation and ethical aspects of the private keeping of non-human primates. BVA President Robin Hargreaves has agreed to speak at the conference.

 The conference website/registration page can be found at

Name: Should primates be kept as pets in the UK?

Date: 29th May 2014 10am

Venue: Directory of Social Change, 24 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2DP (near Euston Square)

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