• Petitioned Rob Laidlaw

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ZooCheck Canada
Rob Laidlaw

ZooCheck Canada must undertake a thorough investigation of this sanctuary: The welfare of the animals at Story Book Farm must be investigated.

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      RDAF - Rescue Darwin And Friends

This Petition is for people who share a real concern about the monkeys' living conditions at Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland, Ontario, Canada.

We all were amused by the story of Darwin "the Ikea" Monkey's adventurous escape which became an international news story in December 2012. Monkeys are not illegal in Canada and there are monkeys living at zoos, sanctuaries, and with private owners in Ontario. If Darwin had ended up being sent by Toronto Animal Services to live at the Toronto Zoo or some other lovely place, it would not have effected us as much. Being concerned pet owners ourselves, we all checked out the Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary website and were immediately shocked and saddened by the photos of the monkeys in the small, rusted, dirty cages made out of a mish mash of building materials with no care or thought made into the construction of their enclosures. 24 monkeys in a barn! Please watch the slideshow above and sign if you agree with us and want these innocent monkeys to be relocated to wonderful homes.

To see a behind the scenes video that a visitor took at the sanctuary, please click the link below. Thank you!


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • 9 months ago

      This is a disgrace and must be stopped!

    • Morgan K OAKBANK, CANADA
      • 10 months ago

      animals needs to be treated with respect no matter what, this is horrible that this happens! Please stop this!

    • chrissy Freeman MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 11 months ago

      Darwin should go back to the rightful owner, he had a good keeper and a loving home,stand up anf fight for yasmin Nakhuda Canada, Darwin need's her

    • Peggy Moulder ETOBICOKE, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      What's the whole story on Story Book Farm? Please provide, for public review, copies of the regular (several times per year) inspection certificates from the Ontario Animal Care Agencies reponsible for oversight of the health and welfare of the animals at Story Book Farm.

    • chrissy Freeman MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Darwin was brought up by Yasmin Nakhuda from being a baby monkey he lived in a good home with plenty of garden to play, now he is locked in a cage just like the primates in the labs, just go and watch on youtube primates in the lab,and you will fight for Darwin to go back yo Yasmin


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