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Rampant Animal Abuse at Monkey Town South Africa - TAKE ACTION!

Animals  (tags: abuse, AnimalCruelty, animalcruelty, conservation, investigation, protection, wildlife, vets )

- 3207 days ago -
On natiional TV 3 times, despite public & volunteer complaints animals still abused & neglected at private zoo 'sanctuary' Authorities do little to nothing. Vets appear to do even less. Who is corrupt? Please check site & sign Petition/send letters.

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Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 5:59 pm
It has taken me quite a while to get all the information together, and to be absolutely factual about everything. When one proposes to take on the South African government - all ducks must be in a row.

I am not a web master - no scripting etc. so this site was built usng HTML only. But it does the job - I think. Please don't kill me with crit. :-)

There are two vidoes to watch - both contain under-cover footage. A detailed pdf report is also available on the site.

Animal rights activists in South Africa have hit a brick wall. We need to take this matter world wide, name and shame - no matter how high up the governemnt food chain we have to go. You will see from my contact details on the site that I've gone pretty high up!

The woman in this picture is the owner of Monkey Land. She is literally getting away with murder and abuse. It begs the question - why is she so protected? Who is pulling what strings?

Please support me - support the animals of Monkey Town. LET US SHUT THIS ABOMINATION DOWN.

Please cross post - viral network like crazy folks. I've now put my neck way out on a limb - please help steady the branch...

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 6:26 pm
The site opens fine in Windows Explorer and all links work. In Firefox .some of the links don't work - when a text block is 'filled'. Also in Firefox the site opens on page two. I think I've fixed the Firefox issues with Microsoft - will have to upload the site quickly. It is going to time out for a while. Just give me 6-6 minutes.

Sorry - Microsoft sucks - probably a 'hook' in the Microsoft software that buggers the view up in Firefox...

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 6:36 pm
Links work now work in firefox - but still opens on page two. Don't know why - Internet Explorer is okay.

Please check page one for the videos. I'm off to bed now. It is almost 4AM in South Africa.

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday August 6, 2009, 6:37 pm

Petition link:


Simone Duffin (1462)
Friday August 7, 2009, 8:14 am
Thank you Eureka.

Sandra Coetzee (0)
Saturday August 8, 2009, 10:24 am
Do not pretend that u are an animal lover if it's only for the money!!

Past Member (0)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:20 pm
Done/thanks Eureka

Joanna D (216)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:24 pm
Dear Eureka - signed and forwarded I'll send also emails to addresses from your petition

Carrie B (306)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:27 pm
Thanks Eureka! Noted and signed. I thought I had signed this a while back; so much for what I think. At least it is done now.

Barb Knight (1688)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:27 pm
Eureka, I've signed your petition on Care2 and I applaud your love and devotion to shut this woman down. You are a wonderful hero for the animals....

Dusty K (1339)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:31 pm
Eureka...I get this when I try and go to the site....
Not Found
The requested URL /monkeytown/index_files/Page475.htm was not found on this server.


Tierney G (381)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:31 pm
Had signed petition on care 2 but could not get the site to open Was this a different petition?
Thanks Eureka

Brigitte H (35)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:40 pm

I don,t get this site open. Said:,Not found,. What next?

Brigitte H (35)
Monday August 10, 2009, 3:57 pm

Everything done. Signed and forwarded. I signed the petition already on Care 2. Found the link of Change org.Thanks Eureka

Elm Morrison (357)
Monday August 10, 2009, 4:48 pm
The URL opens fine - must be something wrong with the care2 link. I'll send a support ticket.

here is the URL:
AnimalSave - Shut Monkey Town down!

Elm Morrison (357)
Monday August 10, 2009, 4:53 pm
Hi, somehow my new story has lost its link to the URL. Could you urgently fix this please!
News story link:
sorry folks - but this one is not my fault - the link works fine - it must be a Care2 bug - or someone has hacked this link - maybe the government does not want the story to get out....

The URL it should go to:

Thank you so much!

Elm Morrison (357)
Monday August 10, 2009, 4:54 pm
The URL also opens fine from the link in - AnimalSave - Shut Monkey Town down!

Joycey B (750)
Monday August 10, 2009, 5:29 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks Eureka.

#145: 5:27 pm PDT, Aug 10, Joycey Berry, North Carolina


Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Monday August 10, 2009, 6:07 pm
Boy! I finally got in there-and signed, commented and forwarded-

Marena Chen (200)
Monday August 10, 2009, 7:29 pm
Noted and petition signed.

Robert K (437)
Monday August 10, 2009, 8:25 pm
Done, thanks

sue M (184)
Monday August 10, 2009, 9:08 pm

Lucky N (165)
Monday August 10, 2009, 9:49 pm
signed #165 - thanks Eurika

Anna H (74)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:42 am
Actions taken - Thanks Eureka!

Stan B (123)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 2:30 am
TEN FOUR Eureka. Signed. Great work.

Kay F (550)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 3:24 am
Signed both, sent to friends on and posted on facebook. Thanks Eureka.

Joanna D (216)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 5:19 am
Please check these videos:

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 5:58 am
Video - Carte Blanche - Monkey Town revisited Part 1
Video - Carte Blanche - Monkey Town revisited Part 2
Animal Rights Africa Report Pledge Pledge

Gudrun D (447)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 6:00 am
Noted, signed, and forwarded.

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 6:02 am
Sign the petition!

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 6:04 am

The link to this story is broken for some reason. Please click on link below

The full scoop on Monkey Town!

Helen Beasley (30)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 10:30 am
Signed and forward

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:17 pm
Spread the word
The success of "Rampant Animal Abuse and Neglect at MonkeyTown South Africa - ACTION!!" depends on caring people like you to spread the word. Please tell 5 friends about this important issue.


Wolf LuvR (120)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 12:24 pm
noted, Thank you! You signed at 10:36 AM PDT, Aug 9, 2009

. (0)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 1:13 pm
Sorry still catching up on emails since my weekend trip.Signed,but it didn't add my comment ???

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 3:03 pm
Claudia, Care2 is quite 'glitchy' at the moment. See how this news story lost it's link?? Had to create another one pointing to just to get the word out. When stuff does not work first time round, people will click away to something else. Thank you to all those who wrote me about the 'broken' link. I did send a support ticket to care2, but have not yet had a reply.

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 3:09 pm

Apart from the petition signing and emailing of letters, it is the clicks on the site that is very needed - to push it up in the Google ranking. This place is heavily advertised (see list of advertisers on the site) and the aim here is to push the real 'monkey town' site and all its advertisers down on the first page of Google, and to push my site, the petition site and the site to the top of the page. The word will spread - because people click on the links on the first landing page of a Google search.

We've got to beat them at their own game - give them hell through bad publicity!

Thank you to everyone for clicking away and for forwarding far and wide. South Africa is a bit behind the times when it comes to smearing animal cruelty perps on the net - but believe me - I'm now running in the front lines of making this a reality - they don't know about Care2, nor the power of its members. God bless you all for caring! SO PLEASE, PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK - PUSH US UP IN GOOGLE!!

The full scoop on Monkey Town!

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Tuesday August 11, 2009, 7:44 pm
232 signatures is not enough! WE CAN DO BETTER ! Signed and forwarded with appreciation Eureka! Posted on my Twitter page :-)

Sheila G (267)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 3:50 am
have been having the worse time getting into petitions in care2, no troubles in, just here, anyone else? I checked for virus and am clean..
will keep trying, all I am getting is the link appears broken

Sheila G (267)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 4:05 am
okay, I got there through your website, Eureka, signed and mail sent.

aa b (10)
Wednesday August 12, 2009, 8:10 am
evil demons

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 5:32 am

Canned Response received from the Cape of Good Hope SPCA - and on two points they are talking absolute nonsense - if you get such a reply - please rebut - DO NOT JUST SAY - AH, I'VE TRIED AND CLOSE THE EMAIL - PLEASE!!!
Points to rebut:
1. Carte Blanche evidence (video footage) sufficient for conviction - do not require further sworn statements!
2. Cape Nature Conservation can issue the permits for the re-location of the animals - it is only illegal to move them without a permit!
Does the SPCA think the public suffers from 'brain-dead' disease???

Here is the 'canned' response from the SPCA on the Monkey Town Issues

Dear concerned animal lover

Thank you for your email, interest and concern.

Please be assured that the Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA have been actively involved in the improvement of conditions at Monkey Town. We are dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to the problems encountered and can report that improvements are being observed and monitored.

The CoGH SPCA has unfortunately encountered technical/logistical problems. Should more severe action be taken in this matter i.e. laying charges and removing the animals, the Society will face the following dilemmas:

1. Laying charges and leaving the animals in the care of the current owners would mean tacit approval of their care and management systems, which the CoGH SPCA does not approve of;

2. Laying charges and confiscating the animals would mean finding alternative and better accommodation for these animals. This may mean that the animals will have to be relocated to other regions. This is not permitted by conservation authorities.

We are attending to the issues reported on by Carte Blanche; however the people who initially reported the issue have for three consecutive years refused to provide us with sworn affidavits detailing their experiences and findings. Without this, no case will suffice in a court of law. Furthermore reports were only handed in sometime after it happened, which means that any evidence pertaining to the cases are no longer valid. We are still awaiting their affidavits.

In the meantime, we are building a solid case to present to a court of law and together with the National Council of SPCA’s are working on practical solutions to resolve the relocation of the animals, if and when we obtain a court order to do so.

Should you witness any form of cruelty at Monkey Town, please immediately report it to the CoGH SPCA inspectorate division on 021 700 4158/4159 or email Photographic and video evidence is of great assistance in these matters.

For more information on the CoGH SPCA visit

With thanks and best wishes,

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA


Debbie L (180)
Thursday August 13, 2009, 5:31 pm
Noted and I have signed both your petition and the one at Thank you Eureka for all you do.

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday August 14, 2009, 1:55 pm
Update: We have received some 'seriously out of wack' responses about this issue by the SPCA.
Points raised by them:
1. The video footage (now that it is public) can no longer be used in a court of law. However this footage was given to the SPCA two weeks before it was shown on National Television.
2. Carte Blanche is not willing to sign an affidavit as to who took the footage.
3. The footage was taken by volunteers who worked/is working at Monkey Town. Their identities are known to the SPCA, but unless they are prepared to swear in a court of law that they did take the footage it leaves a legal conundrum.
4. SPCA says what counts against credibility of those who took the footage is that they were also involved in the care taking of the primates. This is true, what they don't say is that because there were no adequate means of separation between day area and primate night shelter area, it was impossible to keep to a time-line of cleaning - because of the physical threat to the cleaners. This was/is as a direct result of management neglect and mismanagement - to now attempt to shift the blame to the volunteers is reprehensible.
5. Cape Nature Conservation is 'prepared' to move the primates - all of them TB infected. The TB issue was never taken care of in time by the owners of Monkey Town either. Cape Nature Conservation has no facilities within the Western Cape, South Africa to harbour TB infected primates - and the Nature Conservation authorities of other South African provinces have refused entry - permits to cross the provincial borders. So their solution? Let the suffering continue!
6. Not once in the SPCA's communication did they bother to address the issues of the incorrect wire meshing size dividing primates - they attack, bite and mutilate each other through this meshing.
7. Not once in the SPCA's communication did they address the rusted, rotted and broken cages and fences - allowing primates to escape.
8. Not once in the SPCA's communication did they address the issues of wildlife having to sleep on bare concrete floors.
9. Not once in the SPCA's communication did they address the issue of the abuse and neglect of the farm animal exhibits.

If the SPCA was serious and if Cape Nature Conservation was serious a subpoena could be issued to those who took the footage, since their identities are already known to the authorities.

If the SPCA was serious, and if Cape Nature Conservation was serious, fines could have been issues a long time ago for the neglect of animals.

The replies are smoke screens - to disguise an apathy and buddy-system that does not protect our animals,

Who is being protected here? The owners, The sit-on-my-backside authorities. And in the meantime - the suffering continues.

Please do not cease your letters, and all please sign the petition!
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