Animal Rights Foundation of Florida

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Promoting respect and compassion for animals in Florida has been the mission of the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) since 1989.

Started 2 petitions

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Petitioning Sally Lieb, Park Manager

State of Florida: Let the Silver River monkeys live!

For over 70 years, rhesus monkeys have lived along the banks of the Silver River and Oklawaha River in North Central Florida. The monkeys were introduced into the area by a tour boat operator in the 1930s. Spotting the monkeys can be a highlight of canoe trips in the Silver Springs State Park. The monkeys have lived a peaceful existence in the wild, but the State of Florida considers them to be "nonnative" and allows trapping of monkeys. Between 1998-2012, approx. 800 monkeys were trapped and removed from the area and sold to research and testing laboratories. Photo of monkeys at Silver Springs State Park, by Ann E. Hamilton

Animal Rights Foundation of Florida
1,901 supporters
Petitioning The Honorable Dr. Timothy Harris, The Hon. Lindsay Grant, Racquel Brown, CEO, Greg Phillip, CEO

St. Kitts & Nevis: Halt the export of wild monkeys

The twin-island nation of St. Kitts & Nevis is known for beautiful scenery and a more relaxed atmosphere than elsewhere in the Caribbean. Tourists returning from visiting the islands often have stories of taking a rainforest tour, snorkeling in the warm water, spotting a sea turtle on the beach, or watching a troop of monkeys run across the road. The monkeys in particular have become part of the landscape and culture. African green, or “vervet” monkeys have lived on St. Kitts & Nevis for over 300 years.Sadly, each year hundreds of wild monkeys are trapped, stuffed into wooden crates and flown off the islands. Their destination? Research and testing laboratories in the United States, Canada and Europe where pain and suffering are routine.St. Kitts & Nevis is one of only a small number of nations that continue to export wild monkeys for use in research and testing. Help us stop this cruel trade. Visit Stolen from Paradise.com to learn more. Photo: captive monkeys on St. Kitts (photo by the BUAV).

Animal Rights Foundation of Florida
3,301 supporters