Did you know the island of Mauritius is one of the world’s largest exporters of monkeys for cruel experiments? Watch our video to find out how you can help the monkeys of Mauritius.Monkeys are intelligent and sentient animals, but thousands are imprisoned in concrete pens, their young exported to the USA and Europe, including the UK. During 2015, over 7000 monkeys were forced into wooden crates and exported to the USA, Canada and Europe for use in cruel experiments. The UK buys sugar from Mauritius too. In fact, 600,000 tonnes of sugar is produced in Mauritius every year. The sugar industry is worth approximately $218 million per year to the country. We want to see an end to the cruel monkey trade and that is why we are asking sugar companies to use the significant influence they have in the global sugar market, to raise concerns with the Mauritian government about the suffering that is inflicted on the country’s monkeys. Thanks to your support, we have already received a positive response from The Silver Spoon company who have agreed to raise our concerns with the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate which has close links to the Government of Mauritius.But we can’t stop now. We need your help to step up the pressure, so please use our simple form to send an email to the European Association of Sugar Traders now. Together, we can save the monkeys. Please use our simple form to send an email to sugar companies Please fill in your details below to send the following email to the European Association of Sugar Traders, asking them to raise concerns with the Mauritian government about the suffering that is inflicted on the country’s monkeys. Feel free to add to the message to make it more personal. Subject Dear Secretary GeneralI am writing to urge you to use your influential position in the global sugar market to raise concerns with the Mauritius Government about the suffering that it allows to be inflicted on the country's monkey population. As well as being a major exporter of sugar, there is a growing controversy surrounding Mauritius and its role in the cruel international trade in monkeys for experiments. Tens of thousands of monkeys, many of whom were captured from the wild, are held in large-scale facilities across Mauritius. Denied the lush foliage of their jungle homes, these monkeys spend their lives behind bars on concrete while their offspring are exported overseas, in small wooden crates, as cargo on airlines. Every year, thousands of monkeys are exported overseas to laboratories in the UK, the USA and Europe. I support Cruelty Free International in its campaign to end this appalling suffering and urge you to raise concerns and help make the future sweet for the monkeys of Mauritius.MessageSignoff First Name: * Last Name: * Email Address: * If you would like to receive email updates on our campaigns, appeals and news, please tick here.