Many of you know that I’m on the board of both Friends of Animals and the Primarily Primates sanctuary in Texas. I’m thrilled and honored to tell you that on December 6th, the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) announced that Primarily Primates had achieved GFAS Verification.
“It is an important and large sanctuary, housing many of the most difficult to place animals, such as chimpanzees, many species of monkeys and parrots. No matter what level of detail was requested of the sanctuary, they provided it without complaint. With more than 400 animals it was quite a task for them.” Stated Patty Finch, Executive Director of GFAS.
Many animals are cast-offs from biomedical research institutions and the pet trade. One reason for this accreditation is the addition of 19 large, outdoor natural enclosures, built since 2007 to house them in proper social groups.
The verified status also provides a trusted means for government agencies and donors worldwide to give to Primarily Primates as an organization worthy of support. Read the complete announcement about the accreditation here, and read more about Primarily Primates in my previous blog posts.
You can see me here at the entrance of the sanctuary during a recent visit.
Remember sanctuaries are an artificial refuge (no matter how nice) for these intelligent beings. Friends of Animals has a project called GRASP which calls for full legal standing for all primates large and small, that is, allowing them the right to live without harm. I hope that someday aliens don’t decide to imprison and impose upon humans the way we do to animals.
And so Intelligent Beauties, here’s a way you can be part of Primarily Primates success. When you purchase our special Primarily Primates Natural Mascara, in Brown or Black, for just $20, you’ll also receive a one-year membership in both Primarily Primates & their parent charity, Friends of Animals–a value of $69.95. You’ll look beautiful, and help a beautiful cause at the same time. Please join us! Sally Malanga, Founder Ecco Bella