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Parliament approves law banning contact with Barbary macaques

Stock image of a macaque in Gibraltar Pic by Eyleen Gomez

Parliament has passed legislation to ban people from touching Gibraltar’s macaques to prevent the animals from contracting Covid-19. The Minister for the Environment Dr John Cortes said: “Not only does touching the animals interfere with the natural behaviour but it also is potentially dangerous fro the transmission of disease.” He said: “Barbary macaques have been...

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