Weeks after our last winter volunteers departed, a member of our core team, Seth Reynolds, was made a very interesting offer. During a visit to Lome, the capital city in Togo, a new friend gifted Seth a monkey. That’s right, a monkey.
Wild monkeys are incredibly rare in West Africa, as most have been hunted down, eaten, or kept under cruel conditions as exotic pets. This monkey’s story was no different. Having spent most of her life chained to a windowsill in the downtown of Lome, the monkey had never ran through a forest or swung from a tree. Her days were spent surrounded by loud noise, exhaust fumes, and humans who occasionally shoved food at her.
That is, until Seth came along.
#Monkey Freedom is a video series documenting the tale of one monkey’s freedom from the streets of Lome. It is a story of hope, justice, and the loving friendship that grew between a boy and his hairy companion. This is also a campaign to raise awareness about the conditions of all monkeys in West Africa and to help them find freedom too.
Do your part by liking or sharing these videos on our Facebook Page. You can also make a monetary donation to further support our efforts in Togo.
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