On September 12, 2011, ENV received a report from a volunteer that two macaques were being kept at a residence in Quang Tri town, Quang Tri province. ENV immediately asked the chief of Quang Tri town FPD to investigate the case.
According to the chief, FPD checked the site and confirmed that there were two rhesus macaques (Macaca mulattas) being kept at the restaurant. The restaurant owner said that the macaques were hurt when she found them, so she took care of them for a long time and was not aware that her actions were illegal. Following her explanation, FPD only sought to raise her awareness about wildlife protection and asked her to release the macaques.
(Case Ref. 3674/ENV)