Some of the worst conditions were found at one of the two smaller secret breeding farms that keep the bigger farms stocked with primates. As far as we know, the UK Government does not even know that these farms exist. Certainly they are not mentioned anywhere in Nafovanny’s corporate brochure.
The BUAV supplied its video, photographic and report evidence to a primate expert, Dr Stephen Brend, the Senior Conservation Officer at the Orang-Utan Foundation, for an independent view of the shocking conditions at Nafovanny’s main and satellite farms. He says: “the whole feel is of an intensive ‘farm’ which, as with battery chicken farming, is designed with the quantity of output given priority over quality and thus welfare”.
Click on a picture above to find out what we saw – or view the video at the top of the page.