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Director becomes Patron of two primate charities

19th May 2008

The Director of the Centre, Professor Andrew Linzey, has been invited to become a Patron of two primate charities – the Monkey Sanctuary Trust in the UK, and Save the Chimps in the US. Both charities are in the forefront of caring for – and pioneering sanctuaries for – exploited chimpanzees. “I am honoured to be associated with their work”, commented Professor Linzey. “Both charities are dedicated to caring for victims of exploitation and ending the trade that produces so much abuse. I warmly commend their pioneering work to others”.

The Monkey Sanctuary Trust aims to promote the welfare, conservation, and survival of primates. It works to end the primate trade and abuse of primates in captivity, to preserve habits worldwide, and operates a sanctuary for victims of the UK primate pet trade. The Trust is based at The Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall, UK – home to Woolly monkeys and rescued ex-pet Capuchin monkeys. The Trust provides advice and support for primate rescue centres around the world. See:

Save the Chimps (based in Florida, USA) is the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world, and provides compassionate and comprehensive care within socially enriched environments to chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade. See: