Rescue - Villages and Compounds

Vervet monkeys and baboons are killed, often by stoning them, when they compete for food with humans. They are seen as pests when they raid local people's crops and fruit trees. Many others are killed by poachers to eat or trade as bush meat. When an adult female with a baby is killed and her baby survives, the small, dependant primate is often kept as a household pet, sold into the illegal pet trade for money or kept as an attraction by local business owners. As the babies grows they become difficult to handle and start to bite and try to escape their captivity. It is at this point that these captive primates are chained and caged for the rest of their lives.