A new film has been launched today by Stephen Fry on the work of Cornwall based charity Wild Futures. It tells the story of Joey, a capuchin monkey who was rescued by Wild Futures in 2007.
Joey has found a new home at The Monkey Sanctuary in Looe after being taken from the rainforest at just 3 months old and forced to live in a tiny cage in Camden, London.
Stephen Fry explains his involvement:
“We are meant to be a nation of animal lovers, so why the trade in a wild, social animal with complex needs is still legal, continues to astound me. Joey’s story is not unique – many of the monkeys rescued by Wild Futures have their own terrible tales. Taking part in this project was important to me and I sincerely hope that many people are moved to support Wild Futures’ work, so that the charity can campaign to put an end to the trade and rescue more monkeys in need.”
Wild Futures is a UK registered charity founded upon almost five decades of experience as a leader in the field of primate welfare and conservation, environmental education, and sustainable practice.
Wild Futures is committed to protecting primates and habitats worldwide.
You can view the film on the Wild Futures website at: http://www.wildfutures.org/joeys-story/