Monitoring trade is important to measure the increase or decrease of the trade and the effectivity of our work and the work of the involved governments.
Obviously we have reports of many macaques that are offered for shelter in Europe and Morocco over the last years, but we would like to ask you to help us. On this page we will publish the cases in Morocco that we hear about from you and from other sources since fall 2009. Contact us
A quote from a visitor to Marrakech:
” I was in Marrakech on holiday a few weeks ago and got very upset by what I saw on the main square. Two men had a cage-trolley with monkeys (probably 6) locked inside. They were dragging monkeys around by a chain round the monkey’s neck to get photographed with people. The monkeys were visibly scared of the men, holding on to the chains by their neck so it wouldn’t hurt so much when the men pulled in them. One monkey escaped from one of the men and he ran around after it and KICKED it when he caught it! The monkeys were very hypervigilant and clearly very scared. It made me cry! I know you are already aware of this problem, but I still wanted to report it.”