Primate Humane Pledge

I understand that the premature removal of primates from their mothers is extremely traumatic and that primate “actors” are typically removed from their mothers when they’re only weeks—or sometimes days—old, causing irreversible psychological harm and leaving lifelong emotional scars. I further understand that the living conditions for primates who are no longer useful to the entertainment industry are almost always abysmal and unacceptable. I am also aware that the prevalence of primates in commercials, films, and television productions seriously hinders conservation efforts and misleads the public into believing that primates make suitable pets.

Given these indisputable facts, our organization pledges not to use live primates for advertising, entertainment, or any other purpose.

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