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Questions on the acquisition and supply of non-human primates from overseas sources (Nafovanny)

FOI 4999 We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following: § What was the “additional reassurances…

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FOI 4999

We have a received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for the following:

§ What was the “additional reassurances and or evidence” examined by the HO on conditions at Nafovanny Farm?

§ Did these reassurances address each of the individual breaches of the IPS guidelines identified in the BUAV “Monkey Business” report?

§ Were the HO aware of the presence of the satellite farm that supplied the main Nafovanny main farm at Bing Long district? If so, did the HO consider the conditions at this farm and have reassurances been given that the conditions at this farm have also improved?

§ Do either of the supply farms appear in the “audit trail” regarding Nafovanny’s primates’ captive bred status?

§ On what grounds was the decision made to allow Nafovanny to continue supplying the UK for a period despite the recognition that conditions were unsatisfactory?

On the “complex legal issues” regarding WTO and “European Community law” which would be raised by a ban on primate importation from countries with indigenous populations - which rules and laws are these?