Having previously worked for the RSPCA before becoming a lecturer at Reaseheath College, I am delighted that we are proudly displaying the RSPCA #ProtectPrimates campaign posters around Reaseheath Zoo and Animal Management Centre.
The campaign is to raise awareness of the thousands of primates which are currently being confined to UK homes. These primates include species such as marmosets, capuchins and squirrel monkeys. These intelligent animals can end up being socially isolated and often kept in inadequate conditions which lack the necessary stimulation they require.
More than 15 European countries have already banned primates from being kept as pets, this campaign is to raise awareness and also to urge the UK government to improve legislation to protect primates.
Further information can be found at: www.rspca.org.uk/protectprimates #ProtectPrimates
Course Manager Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management