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Southeast Asia, explained

Is Laos' growing trade in macaques -- a primate favored for AIDS vaccine research and other experiments in Western labs -- giving rise to shoddy farms filled with emaciated, mangy monkeys?

Yes, says the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection.

And they claim this footage proves a host of abuses, such as forcing macaques to live among their own dead.

Other conservationists have previously sounded alarms about Southeast Asia's macaque trade, which allegedly funnels the primates to labs seeking macaques for "medical and scientific purposes." These recent findings are backed up by other conservationists, according to AFP.

Have a look for yourself.

http://www.globalpost.com/globalpost-blogs/southeast-asia/laos-monkeys