Photos: Rescued Monkey’s Journey Takes Her From Indiana Cage to Texas Sanctuary

For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2014

Katie MacDonald 202-483-7382

Kendalia, Texas – A macaque (a type of monkey) named Maggie suffered alone in a cramped cage as a “pet” in Indiana for 10 years before PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—heard about her and arranged for her to be rescue.

Maggie was transported to a primate sanctuary in Kentucky where she was treated for captivity-related conditions—including depression and chronic gastrointestinal disease from being fed a diet of French fries and other junk food—before she headed to her permanent home at the Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation sanctuary in Kendalia, Texas. Once she’s better acclimated, she’ll be introduced to the other residents there—and for the first time since she was torn away from her mother’s side more than a decade ago—she’ll finally get to meet other monkeys face to face. She’ll enjoy fresh and healthy food, climb trees, swim in a pool, interact with her new friends, and finally get to be a monkey.

More details about Maggie’s story are available on PETA’s blog, and “before” and “after” photos are also available for a news item.

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