Help build a walkway at the primate sanctuary site on 9/17/17!

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Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM The Dharma Voices for Animals has coordinated this event: Help build a walkway at the new Primate Sanctuary! Sunday, Sep 17, 2017, 9:00 AM Location details are available to members only. 7 Animal advocates, Buddhists Attending We have the opportunity to help Amy Kerwin and Primates, Inc. complete their wonderful Primate Sanctuary. Her project was featured on the cover of the Isthmus newspaper http://isthmus.com/news/cover-stories/amy-kerwin-primates-inc-sanctuary-macaque/. We are so proud to be able to help make this dream of a refuge for rhesus macaque monkeys a reality… Check out this Meetup →   From the post: Wear work clothes and be prepared for some manual labor. The designer of the walkway (picture below), Juliee de la Terre, owner of Ethos Restoration Landscapes, is donating her time to direct us, and needed materials will await us at the sanctuary. If we leave Madison at 9, we should arrive…

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Bob Barker Makes More Dreams Come True for the Primates Incorporated Monkey Sanctuary

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Bob Barker, a well-known celebrity and animal advocate, formed the DJ&T foundation in 1995 to assist with spaying and neutering cats and dogs. The foundation has since broadened its guidelines to help other animal causes. As a result, Primates Inc. received a $50,000 donation from the foundation in 2015, which helped us begin constructing the foundation for the sanctuary building. We spoke to the Foundation’s trustee in May about our progress.  We filled out a grant proposal to assist us in covering 1/3 of the building costs and 1/3 of the operating costs. We just found out last week that the foundation fulfilled our grant request! His donation, combined with the recent foundation donations, a contribution from the laboratory who created a waiting list for the first monkey retirees, and public support have allowed us to raise $197,000 toward our goal of $385,000 (the amount needed to launch the sanctuary…

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Thank You to Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics for Your Generous Donation!

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Thank you!! Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics provided very generous donation that will help us complete our sanctuary site construction! We greatly appreciate their support! They are one of our Company Heroes. Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics have been long-time supporters of many important causes, including animal welfare and advocacy organizations. We asked for funding through their straightforward grant proposal process, and we received our funding request within three weeks! When shopping at their website, www.lushusa.com, please comment to them that you appreciate that they support helping the monkeys retire from research facilities. The grant director stated: “Lush is a company actively fighting animal testing in labs, and believe that the least that should be done for primates, and all animals that have been used in testing for human gain, is to provide them a better quality of life, in a sanctuary with open spaces and good care for their remaining time.” We…

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Progress for Primates

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We have built what we can afford: beautiful split-faced, pre-insulated blocks for the indoor portion of the sanctuary! Thanks so much to all of our supporters over the years for helping us get this far! While the research industry exists, the least society and labs can do is give back to these monkeys like we have been doing for chimpanzees. More laboratories are beginning to retire monkeys and provide funding, and we are very thankful to be collaborating with them and see progress. Please visit primatesinc.com/support if you are able to help. Thank you!    

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Tributes for Nature Trail – Thanks for Your Support!

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Thanks to all of the donors who purchased tribute bricks for the Primates Incorporated nature trail! Please view all of the wonderful tributes below. If you would like to purchase your brick that we will place in front of the nature trail in spring, please visit: www.primatesinc.com/support/ and email your tribute text to amy@primatesinc.com. The cost is $150 for an 8″x4″ tribute brick, and $250 for an 8″x8″ brick. Your tax-deductible donations will be allocated toward the cost of constructing the monkey sanctuary, which is estimated to cost $200,000.   Tribute brick donated by Jann Stauffacher       8 X 8 bricks Friends of Patty Roth May these beautiful creatures live out their lives in peace. -Verge Manyen & Ocean Sphaera In loving memory of Roger Manyen In Honor of Tabitha Zehms Sara Krebsbach and Glenn Reinl Only if we understand can we care. Only if we care will…

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