The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is excited to work with Peaceable Primate Sanctuary, one of the few animal sanctuaries in the United States that provides homes for retired primates, to plant fruit trees at their Indiana sanctuary! Fruit trees will create a source of fresh, healthy nutrition for the sanctuary's 45 primate residents, many of whom had been used in the research and pet industry before coming to their new home at the Sanctuary.
Primates are commonly used in biomedical research as models for human diseases and many are held privately and kept as pets or in entertainment. When universities have completed their studies they often look for a sanctuary that will provide a happy and peaceful retirement to these deserving primates. Peaceable Primate Sanctuary was created to fulfill this need.
FTPF believes all animals deserve to lead happy and healthy lives. Peaceable Primate Sanctuary is providing a comfortable home and fulfilling lives, and now FTPF has the opportunity to contribute to their wellbeing. Fruit trees will provide our primate friends with an abundant supply of high-quality, edible fruits to supplement their current diet, creating a long-term source of tasty and fresh nutrition. The trees will also add variety and beauty around the homes of these very deserving animals.
Fruit is highly nutritious and an important part of a primate's diet. Additionally, all the fruit from these new trees will be free, allowing the sanctuary to save on the cost of fresh fruit and the ability to use these critical funds elsewhere to run the sanctuary and care for their rescued residents. Lastly, fruit trees have environmental benefits that will last decades, cooling the area and cleaning the air around the 39 acres the sanctuary occupies in Winamac, Indiana!