Fact: Everybody loves monkeys.
At Monkeyland we don’t agree with the unnatural use of primates in the film, print and television industry.
Primate suffering, abuse, exploitation and persecution in
International Primate Day, which is observed on September 1 every year, was founded in 2005 by British-based Animal Defenders International for animal campaigners across the world to focus on the exploitation and persecution of primates.
Without applied effort, potential remains just that – potential! But take a man of vision and passion, give him a few like-minded people and some encouragement and that potential becomes a reality.
Tony Blignaut, CEO of Monkeyland, is a man of great vision:
Tony had become aware of the “systematic demise of African primate populations through the ‘bushmeat’ trade” in the late 60’s and early 70’s. He conceived a dream of a forest sanctuary for ex-captive primates and this became a shared dream in 1995 when he met tourism student Lara Mostert.
SOME INTERESTING RECYCLING FACTS
Did you know that:
* Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the average dustbin could be recycled?
* The unreleased energy contained in the average dustbin each year could power a television for 5,000 hours? Err, ok maybe not the best use for it but better than adding to the waste mountain :-)
* On average, around 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish?
* As much as 50% of the waste thrown in the dustbin could be used as compost?