Monkeys for Sale on the Black Market

in Environmental Threats

The price to buy a monkey on the black market in Europe is reported to be $123 (100 Euros) for a 4 kilogram monkey. The monkeys are reportedly imported to Europe in order to be eaten for its bush meat.

In Cameroon, the monkey is sold to traffickers for 5 euros.

It was also previously reported that the price to buy a monkey in Thailand is $55 per monkey, according to police.

(Additional exotic pets for sale.)

Source: Mark Kinver, “Illegal bushmeat ‘rife in Europe’,” BBC News, June 17, 2010, and Associated Press, “Thai police arrest monkey smugglers after finding 36 dead macaques in a truck,” International Herald Tribune, December 10, 2006.

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