The Brigitte Bardot Foundation warned in a statement last Thursday that 730 lemurs, which are a protected species, have proliferated and become "undesirable" in Mayotte, and are threatened with euthanasia.

Since then there has been a combination of animal welfare "calls" to the authorities to adopt a reasonable alternative such as contraception, sterilization and also many offers of assistance to prevent an unacceptable massacre.

According to the BBF, the fate of the 730 lemurs came to play this past Thursday at a commission meeting of the CNPN (National Council for Nature Conservation).

A report commissioned by the Government refers to them as possibly being euthanized in these terms: "act quickly and quietly so as not to alert the general public, downgrade the nature of the reserve as an endangered and protected species in order to exterminate them."

For many years, there has been a local attempt to preserve the lemurs of Mayotte. But because of the lack of resources and advice, the animals have become considered undesirable.

"The lemurs are harmless animals that feed on fruit and leaves. They have overpopulated on an island of 84 hectares which is now a classified nature reserve," said the AFP, Valerie Terrazzoni, project manager the FBB. "It would have to transfer some, leaving only 200 and in any case it would become a sanctuary for these animals who are abused by farmers," she said.

The BBF recalls that in the last 10 years, the population of lemurs has increased from 18,000 to 45,000 on the main island of "Grande Terre".

Mayotte is an overseas department and region of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two. The archipelago is located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, namely between northwestern Madagascar and northeastern Mozambique. Mayotte's area is 374 square kilometres (144 sq mi), and with its estimated 194,000 people is very densely populated (520 /km2 or 1,300 /sq mi). Its biggest city and prefecture is Mamoudzou. The territory is geographically part of the Comoro Islands, but has been politically separate since a 1974 referendum in which it elected to remain under French rule. The territory is also known as Mahoré, the native name of its main island, especially by advocates of its inclusion in the Union of Comoros.
(Source: Wikipedia)

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Responses to "Over 700 lemurs to be exterminated on the French islands of Mayotte (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Please stop extermination of this endangered species !

  2. Anonymous says:

    I must protest!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    really???? this day and age where endangered species are protected, and we are fast eliminating all species...this is such a typical response from the human species...time to find a different way to deal with this...would definitely put a black mark against this place...

  4. Anonymous says:

    They are not the problem. We are the parasites taking over all the other animals space. Then saying they are over populated. Buy some condoms!

  5. Anonymous says:

    The Lemurs are an endangered species, they do not belong to you or your government. They belong to the world and endangered so YOU have NO right to harm them. In my opinion you should be held responsible for the murders of any one of these beauties. You humans are the parasites that let greed control everything, this is NOT acceptable. Leave the Lemurs alone and let them live in peace and protection. If you dont like being where they are, then MOVE.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Stop the extermination!! Every animal has a right to live. What did the Lemurs ever do to anybody? They live and breathe just like the rest of us! If we don't save them, who will?!?

  7. Anonymous says:

    This is horrible,humans is crazy????

  8. Thanks to White Wolf for publishing this article and doing so, helping us to raise good wills to fight against this barbaric decision of the French government. Here is the link to our Facebook page, "Il faut sauver les lémuriens condamnés à mort par le gouvernement" which means "We must save the lemurs sentenced to death by the french government", thank you all for loving the page and sharing with your friends !

    730 lemurs, protected species, and proliferated Which Have Become "undesirable" in Mayotte Island, are Under Threat of euthanasia by the FRENCH GOVERNMENT.
    "A report Commissioned by the Government Refers to Them as possible to euthanasia in terms thesis: act Quickly and discretely so as not to alert the general public, and downgrade, on the nature reserve, the Threatened and protected species in order to exterminate them"
    said the statement .... NO COMMENT!

  9. Anonymous says:

    There are other ways to deal with this besides extermination. Stop looking for the easy way out.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Stop this, one extermination of one speices after the other, that's not caring for this planet it's killing it.

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