The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team has recently rescued several primates. Once again we have been inundated with requests for updates regarding these individuals. We are all extremely busy rescuing illegally traded wild animals, ensuring these receive the most appropriate outcome and also raising the funds to ensure we can continue with our work. We apologize but do not have the time to respond to individual requests nor provide regular updates on all of the many animals we rescue or care for.
There are suspicions that the VOs filming these macaques interfere with the animals to ensure they have filming opportunities. We have been informed that often these interferences are of a cruel nature, perhaps involving the death of the mother to ensure there is an orphan to video. The number of followers on YouTube channels ensures that VOs are making a lot of money from their videos and have a significant financial interest in continuing this activity.
How can you help?
- STOP WATCHING the YouTube channels. There appears to be some evidence that these filmers are directly interfering with these wild animals, including possibly killing the adults to remove the infants. By continuing to watch these videos you are directly supporting these individuals and condoning their behavior by doing so.
- Complain to the relevant authorities, details below.
At Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC), Wildlife Alliance cares for and rehabilitates over 1,200 animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.
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