Non-Human Primate Rescue and Rehab: Josie Du Toit of Vervet Monkey Rescue, and Tim Ajax of Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary.

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To start the show, Alison will talk about The Affordability of a Plant-Based Diet, based on an article that came out this week on entitled “Can I Afford to Go Vegan Like Bill Clinton? A Cost-Benefit Analysis”.

Vervet Monkey Foundation

We share an interview with Josie Du Toit; Animal Manager and Rehabilitator with the Vervet Monkey Foundation. VMF has a sanctuary centre based in Tzaneen, South Africa. This centre works to rehabilitate and provide sanctuary to over 500 primates, orphaned, injured, abused, ex-laboratory or unwanted pets. This wonderful organization also provides education to the public and solutions to common problems of co-existence betweens humans and vervets.

Along with their work with the vervet monkeys; they also work to encourage conservation, as well as some vegan outreach and vegan living for their volunteers.

Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary

Brooke, soon after arriving at the sanctuary.

Brooke, soon after arriving at the sanctuary.


Tim Ajax, Director of the Born Free USA Primate Sanctuary, joins us to speak about their newest residents. Nine female baboons, ages 13 to 23, arrived at the sanctuary in Texas earlier this week after being retired from a research program at a national pharmaceutical laboratory.

The 168 acre sanctuary is currently home to 13 baboons, four vervet monkeys, and more than 600 macaques.

Tim speaks with us about the work and plight of the sanctuary and will share some stories of how some of the residents came to arrive there.

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