The Monkey Farm is a volunteer run non-profit organization in Costa Rica. Our goal is to create a sustainable new model for monkey and wildlife rescue that can be duplicated worldwide, which is also an organic farm which feed the volunteers, farm ani... Read more
The Monkey Farm is a volunteer run non-profit organization in Costa Rica. Our goal is to create a sustainable new model for monkey and wildlife rescue that can be duplicated worldwide, which is also an organic farm which feed the volunteers, farm animals and wildlife that we rescue.
The Monkey Farm is becoming a revolutionary "think outside the box", wildlife rescue center and permaculture farm where volunteers from all over the world come and live and learn at the farm. We are learning to grow the food to feed ourselves using organic sustainable methods, care for the farm animals which in turn provide food for us (eggs, milk, meat), and care for the monkeys and wildlife that we rescue. We also feed the homeless and host the handicapped weekly and work in other community outreach areas.
When we arrived at this place, we were shocked.
We saw six skin and bones horses.We were immediately met by a woman who was quite impolite in her greeting and then informed us that animal control had come the day prior and confiscated the baby monkeys.She told us that they did not have permits to even have monkeys at this time. The animals on the property seemed to be starved.The woman tried to tell us that these horses were a particular breed of horse that were thin. There is no such thing in the world if horses. They had bones sticking out everywhere. There were excuses made for everything.
Nothing seemed right.We ended up leaving without the doing the horse ride. We all felt guilty leaving the animals in these people's hands.Thankfully, it appears that the Costa Rican animal welfare people are involved.
I'd like to give these people the benefit of the doubt but I truly feel like we were spun a big web of lives at the expense of these animals so these people can profit off of the