Author Archives: Cristina Valsera

Goodbye Abu…

These last few months have also brought us a sad farewell. We noticed that Abu was gradually fading away, and all the veterinary tests brought back bad news.

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Welcome to your new life, Suzie

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Bye to the circus and years of loneliness. Suzie is already at MONA, the end of a case that started 11 years ago.

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El Venadito, art againts animal cruelty

El Venadito, , the art exhibition against animal cruelty, in its 4th edition, reinvents itself by creating a new exhibition format.

The abuse of primates is the central topic of this new open call organised by the artistic space siNesteSia and Centre Cultural la FARINERA del CLOT in collaboration with  FUNDACIÓ MONA.

The call for artists will be open from 21 September 2021 to 15 January 2022. For more detailed information please visit the website of the collaborating entities or contact s sinestesia.uno@gmail.com

A de-localised exhibition that seeks out the public outside the gallery

Montserrat Pérez, creator of the project and curator of siNesteSia, proposes a new idea for the fourth edition of El Venadito. To reach as many people as possible, the art pieces will be placed outside the exhibition hall of the different participating centres and entities, mostly in corridors and waiting rooms. La Farinera del Clot will organize the different locations that this year are joining the project..

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New e-learning activities for secondary schools

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We are expanding our educational offer and launching new online educational activities for secondary education for the 2021/2022 academic year.

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Primates Nº41

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Here’s MONA’s supporters newsletter Primates #41


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Wine tasting fundraise event

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We bring you a new experience at MONA: guided tour + charity wine tasting.

Limited places!

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Master’s and Postgraduate Degree in Primatology, 8th Edition

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We are very happy to offer you again the Master in Primatology of the Fundació Universitat de Girona and Fundació MONA.

➕  The only postgraduate and master’s degree in the field of primatology in Spain!

➕  Our teaching team is made up of national and international experts specialised in each area.

➕  Personalised monitoring and tutoring by the coordination and management team.

➕  Teaching by VIDEOCONFERENCE (language: Spanish)

➕  INTERNSHIPS and real RESEARCH work at Fundació MONA and a network of 50 collaborating centres in the 4 continents with primates in the wild, sanctuaries, zoos and other research centres and collaborating universities.

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UK, first country to ban pet monkeys

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The many organizations that have been working for years for the protection and conservation of primates have been calling for clear laws and the enforcement of those that already exist. The new action plan for animal welfare, among other things, prohibits the possession of primates by private individuals in Great Britain, creates a precedent and it is indeed great news.

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Young European volunteers clean up our territory

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Making the most of their days off to visit places in the Girona area, and at the same time ending up with three or four 30-litre bags full of plastic, cans, cigarette butts and all kinds of rubbish collected during the day. This is what the young team of the European Solidarity Corps, volunteers of the MONA Foundation, have been doing over the last few months.

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Vivotecnia rescue update

Foto credit: Cruelty Free International/ Carlota Saorsa

In recent days, cases of mistreatment in Vivotecnia (Tres Cantos, Madrid) have come to light thanks to images made public by the NGO Cruelty Free International.

Monkeys, mice, dogs, pigs, cats, rats, rabbits… all victims of the worst cruelty and cruelty by laboratory workers, far from any legality.

Thanks to the pressure and effort of many organizations and individuals, the Community of Madrid suspended the research activity and it seemed that in a few hours all the animals would be removed from this living hell. But now it seems that the process has been paralyzed, awaiting a judicial process.

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