Monday, November 29, 2004

Saving Baboons

A friend of mine received an urgent email yesterday from her daughter, who works at the Centre for Animal Rehabilitation and Education (CARE), rehabilitating orphaned and injured baboons. A troop of seventeen baboons had previously been rehabilitated and released into what was believed to be a secure location. This turned out to not be the case and members of the troop have been poisoned and shot by a local landowner. Because baboons are considered vermin by the South African government, the law is on the landowner's side. To save the surviving members of the troop, CARE needs to immediately raise $2000 to purchase the materials to build an appropriate enclosure.

If you wish to donate, the easiest way is to go to the CAREwebsite. The quickest way is to transfer cash directly from your bank to CARE's bank account, at
First National Bank (Branch #251655)
Account #62025834187
Swift code: FIRN ZA JJ

Tell a friend.
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