Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee - Eleventh Report
Primates as Pets

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 13 May 2014.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Our inquiry

2 A ban on keeping pet primates

Arguments in favour of a ban

Arguments against a ban

3 The scope and scale of the problem

The number of primates kept as pets

The size of the primate pet trade

Undertaking further research

4 The regulatory framework

The Animal Welfare Act 2006

The Primate Code

A need for specific, unambiguous information

A " primate-centred" approach

Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976

Pet Animals Act 1951

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

5 Application and enforcement

High levels of non-compliance

Variation in practice

6 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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