Friday, November 4, 2011


The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
& Fundraiser for Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Sorry I haven't written on my blog in a while. I've been real busy with school and have also been working hard mailing out letters to our representatives asking them to support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. My final count of letters collected and mailed was 2551. I couldn't have done it without my mom and brothers Denver and Christian helping me. It was real hard sorting them by zip codes and looking up their representatives. I mailed letters for Florida, Virginia and  Connecticut.

Looking up addresses of Representatives
I also wrote my own letters to different congress people and senators and mailed them one of my great ape tags. It would be really cool if someone would send me a picture of them wearing one of my tags. Last month I wrote the president and sent him a great ape tag too. I hope he writes me back because that would be really cool!!!

Here are my great ape tags that I mailed out.
I also gave them out to the students at
Holy Family Catholic school when they
asked me to come speak on Earth Day.
That was really fun!!!

I was really happy when we finished!!!
If you haven't contacted your representative yet
Special thanks goes out to all the people who have been working hard to help the chimps like the Humane Society of the United States and Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine. PCRM just had a letter writing party in Seattle which is really cool. I hope the chimps got lots of new supporters. If you live in Washington they have a page about writing the Senator.

Thank you to everyone who helped me 
and took the time to sign and write letters!!!


I'm really excited about doing a fundraiser for Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW. There are seven chimps at the sanctuary they are Annie, Burrito, Foxie, Jamie, Jody, Missy and Negra. In 2008 the chimps were rescued from a lab in Pennsylvania to the sanctuary. They spent most of their lives locked up in a basement of a laboratory and were used in bio-medical research. In September they finished an outdoor enclosure for the chimps called Young's Hill. Check out the video!!!

If you follow me on Facebook you already know how much I really like the blog and videos. The chimps all have their own personalities and it is fun to see how they act and play with each other.

The sanctuary is planning on building an on-site medical clinic for the chimps. So if the chimps need medical care they won't have to leave home. I really wanted to help with a fundraiser for them and I hope all of you will want to be a part of it too!!!

Check out the things I have in my Etsy Shop. All the proceeds will be going to Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW.
Right now I have Great Ape Tags and Eco-Friendly Tote Bags for sale.

 Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act/Great Ape Tags
These are really cool!!!

Eco-Friendly Tote Bag
I am hoping together we can make the lives better for the chimps and all great apes.
Please click on the link to shop and share this blog post with your friends on facebook and twitter so they can learn about the chimps that need our help. To learn more about Chimpanzee Sanctuary North West and meet the chimps visit their website and blog

Your Chimp Friend


  1. I am posting your blog everywhere, and I'm adding a link to your shop on my blog. I am so inspired by you! Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

  2. :] thank you i'm really excited already sold a few things which is so cool. i probably won't be able to sleep. lol

  3. Wow Brandon, you are such an incredible advocate for the chimpanzees - keep up your excellent work!!!

    Thank you for all that you are doing on behalf of these animals. We are all so lucky to have you!

    Lauren Silverman Simon
    The Humane Society of the United States