Future Home of Forever Safe Chimps
As the years chug along we, the founders, of Forever Safe Farm have experienced the gamut of human behavior with animals. When we see those that truly love and properly care for their pets our hearts are warmed.
But there is a dark side to human interaction with animals. From pit bull fights to starving and abuse in so many forms, we have shed many a tear. One of the darker depths of the human has been the abuse our superior race has caused to the chimpanzee and we intend to make a difference.
As we approach a milestone of 27 years of marriage together our greatest accomplishment is that of our family. That family extends to the furred and feathered (and many others) and we are so blessed to have been able to provide love and sanctuary to so many well deserving animals. Forever Safe Farm, as it stands today, is our personal endeavor… we use our good fortune to help where we can. For many years we have totally self-supported these very deserving animals.
We have done this because we wanted to, we could afford to and because we wanted to try to educate others, especially children on the proper and healthful care of animals, both domestic and exotic. We teach what is a pet and what is not a pet. We want to teach compassion, dedication and proper care and to reach as many as we can. That is why we have to make this next step. Take a leap of faith to the public, our family, our friends…our acquaintances…to all.
We need to raise $1.3 million dollars to build a proper and safe chimpanzee paradise. You see, chimpanzees have been taken advantage of, abused, neglected for far too long in our society. They are us…98.6% of our DNA. Still we inject them with harmful disease, and drugs. We dress them up and treat them like our children only to lock them away when they grow up and are no longer manageable. We see them in commercials, movies and advertisements not realizing the abuse it has taken to get them to “perform” for these acts. We are supposed to be superior… we are the animal, the barbaric, the uncaring…the human.
It was the late 90’s when we read a People Magazine article that showed Dr. Carole Noon and the paradise she created on an old orange grove in Florida. It showed how she built this home for the chimps and the need for sanctuary for chimpanzees and the abuse they endure in this “civilized” world. We spent many years on the sidelines, watching, reading and wanting to help but not sure how. The how is now and here.
Two years ago we put a plan into action. We have become a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity. We intend to build a chimpanzee sanctuary here in Salem, OH that can house 6 to 12 chimpanzees with the first phase of our plan. We cannot do this alone. We cannot even entertain the thought of it. But, with your help we can make this happen. We can stop the daily pain and suffering for some of them. No more knock-downs for liver punch biopsies, no more injections of deadly diseases. No more nights on concrete with no blankets to warm them. No more mind bending loneliness stuck in a 5 X 5 X 7 cage. NO MORE.
Please help us to make a home for them. We have the support of some of the foremost experts in the world. We have done our homework. There are around ten chimpanzee sanctuaries who we aspire to be like. They have done it. They are saving chimps from all the suffering we humans have dished out to them. They are even willing to train us on every aspect of running a chimp sanctuary. These are the experts. We have visited their facilities. We have read so many books and done research. We want to do this right.
Wouldn’t you like to be a part of making this happen? Please check back to this site often. We will be sharing this experience online from the start until the glorious day that we have moved a downtrodden chimp that has spent each day in misery feeling like it is an eternity… into his new home. A home where he can come out of his boredom and fear induced catatonia and feel the soft blankets at night under and over him. He can spend his days lounging looking out a window and munching on his new favorite snack.
Imagine a day where he meets others like him that he only previously heard echoing in the laboratory screaming in fear that he himself knew. He has new friends. They play games of chase and swing from ropes and play hide and seek and tug of war. He could play in the water of a kiddy pool, maybe playfully spit water at his caregivers. WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN. PLEASE HELP US MAKE THIS HAPPEN SOONER THAN LATER. Please help them.