Saving the Lives of 1,100 Monkeys in Israel
Not many people know that Israel contains one of the largest primate sanctuaries in the world: the Israel Primate Sanctuary Foundation (IPSF). At the IPSF, monkeys are offered refuge, safety, and comfort. The monkeys at the Sanctuary have been kept in deplorable conditions with no stimulation or space. The IPSF has agreed to save 1100 monkeys kept in the recently closed Mazor breeding farm which bred long-tailed macaques to sell to research experiments mostly in the US.
They Need Your Help
In 2013, the IPSF rescued 650 monkeys from Mazor farm, and they began the rehabilitation project to improve their quality of life. Through socialization classes and inhabiting appropriate living spaces, they are slowly learning how to live a healthy life at the Sanctuary.
Primates are highly intelligent and require stimulation, just as humans do.
As a result of barren cages and close living quarters, these monkeys have become aggressive and cannot live among others. In some cases, this aggression has even led to the injury or death of some lower-ranking monkeys.
As the only primate sanctuary in the Middle East, the IPSF serves as a bridge between the nations of the region. Despite other issues, the common goal of saving the lives of hundreds of monkeys prevails. Last month, the Sanctuary rescued 10 baboons from the black market in Jordan and a zoo in Gaza. IPSF also hopes to build new, more spacious enclosures for the baboons so they can be introduced as soon as possible.
The IPSF’s Incredible Impact:
They implemented birth control projects for primates in petting zoos in Israel
They reduced the illegal trade of primates in Israel by 90%
One of the five largest primate sanctuaries in the world with over 18 different species and in the coming months will grow to over 1800 primates
IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION!
We invite you to join us by becoming members of INHFA! Your membership is more than a donation; we want you to become an active partner of our team and together, we will create a profound change at a national level on both environmental issues and the preservation of our heritage.
Any donation is appreciated, and you will become a member of the INHFA by making a donation of over $360.
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