A Word From Our Jungle Friends...

Posted by Shelly Ladd on Jan 12th 2018

A Word From Our Jungle Friends...

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I think the thing that sometimes amazes people when they first start interacting with monkeys is just how human-like they are. And that so many of these amazing animals are abandoned or suffer horribly in research settings is unconscionable.

That’s why some 25 years ago, our founder decided someone had to do something to affect the fate of these poor monkeys. And out of that, Jungle Friends was born. And now is home to some 300 wonderful…and lucky…monkeys!

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary provides permanent high-quality sanctuary care for New World monkeys being retired from laboratory research, ex-pets, or monkeys who have been confiscated by the authorities. It is our goal to ensure that each one of our monkeys is in the highest possible state of well-being, physically, emotionally and psychologically. They live in large habitats designed to promote normal behaviors and natural enrichment, enjoy the companionship of other monkeys, and receive loving and devoted attention from our talented and highly dedicated care staff.

But we don’t stop there. Jungle Friends is also committed to advocacy and education on behalf of all captive non-human primates, and we provide assistance to improve the circumstances of captive primates wherever possible.

We work cooperatively with a national network of other credible animal sanctuaries, government agencies, other primate and animal protection organizations, and qualified individuals to find placement for unwanted monkeys and to combat the exploitation and mistreatment of captive primates.

And while our immediate and urgent responsibility is to provide the best possible life for the monkeys we are able to house at our sanctuary, our mission is not only to assist these individual primates, but to also engage the interest and support of our national (and international) community in doing so. Every monkey successfully released from laboratory research, or rescued from a life of abuse or neglect as a "pet", an "entertainer" or a "breeder", becomes a part of our message that these beings are worthy of our efforts and must be included in our moral universe.

By taking action to assist individual non-human primates in need, and by reaching out to other human primates through our communications, presentations and the Internet, we attempt to encourage, inspire and, wherever possible, assist others in taking specific actions for the good of their fellow primates and for a more compassionate world.

As you can imagine, none of what we do is inexpensive. We depend on people like you to support our efforts. If we’ve intrigued you at all with this journal article, please log onto our website at www.junglefriends.org and consider donating. We thank you. And our monkeys thank you!

To watch a video about Jungle Friends and learn more, go to our media page.

Very best,

Shelly Ladd