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Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week — 4th of 5

Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary

Innocent and remarkable nonhuman primates — macaques, baboons, and vervet monkeys. Subjected to experiments in research laboratories; kept as "pets"; callously used as entertainment attractions — no primate should endure such misery.

Primates deserve dignity and freedom. Keep Wildlife in the Wild!

Located on 186 secluded acres in southwest Texas, the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary is home to more than 500 nonhuman primates. After what many of them have been through, these animals deserve the best possible care, peace, and respect. Our unique sanctuary provides an enriched environment as close to the wild as possible with minimal human interference.

Born Free USA wants to save as many primates in need as we can. Help us help them!


  • For just $52 a year ($1 a week!), you can Adopt Mig (shown right), Boon, Noelle, or Carly. You'll receive a Primate Adoption package complete with full color photo, bio, Primate Post newsletter, certificate, and commemorative gift.
  • Host a Monkey Business event of any kind — the sky is the limit! For fantastic ideas, a Sanctuary DVD, and an extensive toolkit visit
  • Become a fan of the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary on Facebook and invite all your Facebook friends to do the same.
  • Catch up on all the day-to-day happenings at the Sanctuary by reading Sanctuary Director Tim Ajax's Primate Posting.
  • Send ten friends a smile today by sharing our warm and humorous High Diving Monkeys YouTube video and tell them to forward it as well!

DOs and DON'Ts:

  • Do share our sanctuary website — — with everyone you know and help us raise awareness about the plight of these individuals and the ongoing care they receive at the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary.
  • Do write letters to companies, television stations, or other media outlets when you see monkeys being exploited as props in advertisements, television shows, movies, and more.
  • Don't ever consider keeping a monkey as a "pet." Learn more about the dangers of keeping wild exotic animals as "pets."
  • Don't patronize businesses, entertainment venues, shopping malls, or other outlets in which monkeys are on display as attractions.


  • My Lip Stuff offers a terrific Banana Kisses cruelty-free lip balm and 50% of each sale benefits the monkeys at the Sanctuary!
  • Go Nuts! Go Bananas! What a terrific gift idea for the graduate in your family — or for any occasion. Buy a case of bananas or a bag of peanuts in honor of someone, but the nuts and bananas are for the monkeys at the Sanctuary! We'll send a whimsical card to your chosen recipient alerting them to your special gift in his/her name.
  • Have you tried a Spunky Monkey Peanut Butter Cookie? Vegan and gluten-free, these peanut butter treats not only taste great, but partial proceeds from the sale of the cookies support the Sanctuary.

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Tomorrow — Bear paws in soup? Elephant ivory becomes chopsticks? Wine contains tiger bone?

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