Labour commits to total ban on keeping monkeys as pets

Plan to prevent 5,000 primates being caged in UK comes ahead of possible general election

A total ban on keeping monkeys as pets would be brought in under a Labour government to stop up to 5,000 primates being kept in cages in the UK.

Labour announced it would make it illegal to train or keep marmosets, capuchins, squirrel monkeys and lemurs, as the political parties begin to set out their policies ahead of a possible general election this autumn.

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