Showing posts from December 14, 2015

PETA saves Lisa Marie Chimp from Elvis Tribute Artist

In 2007 breeders shipped Lisa Marie, just over a month old off to an Elvis impersonator in Chicago who  used her in his shows as well as in other traveling shows   at schools, parks, and nursing homes. When she wasn’t being hauled around by a leash and forced to perform for human amusement, she was often relegated to a tiny cage in a cramped basement and made to wear a collar with a padlock on it. In 2009, Lisa Marie Presley wrote to the chimpanzee’s owners and urged them to let the suffering animal retire to a reputable sanctuary. They never responded. But animal advocates refused to give up. And this past September, thanks to a generous PETA patron, Lisa Marie the chimpanzee was finally rescued and transferred to the lush, spacious  Save the Chimps  sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida.She was painfully thin, pale from lack of sunlight, and weak from having had few opportunities to exercise. Lisa Marie has the freedom to venture onto one of Save the Chimp’s emerald islands,