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Slava R.

2 days ago

From Ghastly to Glowing: Jamie the Chimp Is Happily Adjusting to Life Outside the Lab After she was born, Jamie was stolen from her mother & raised in an unnatural environment: forced to wear costumes & perform for people to laugh at. When she was still just a child, only 9-years-old, she was imprisoned for a crime she didn’t commit. No law would save her, & no defender would protect her. As if being in prison wasn’t enough, she was regularly put under anesthesia, used as a guinea pig for medical vaccines, & when the tests were over she was shut back in her prison block until the next round of research would begin. Jamie lived in this prison for over two decades. Raised in a human household & used in entertainment- when she became too strong, she was sold into biomedical research & used in testing until she was rescued by Chimpanzee Sanctuary N.W. in 2008. After 6 years in sanctuary, Jamie has transformed both physically & psychologically.When she & the other Chimpanzees in her group arrived from the lab, they looked & acted like ghosts of themselves. Today, Jamie takes daily territorial patrols of her 2-acre enclosure, plays fun games of chase with her Chimpanzee friends & enjoys boots & flipping through magazines. She delights in eating pears & oranges & loves to forage for food in hard-to-reach spots, climbs over structures & likes to take in the view-such a simple pleasure she was denied for decades. Jamie survived years of boredom & fear in biomedical research. It is heartbreaking knowing how many Chimpanzees are still being held in laboratories. Every captive Chimpanzee deserves a defender & caregivers who strive to give them the best life possible where they can enjoy the feeling of sun on their backs & grass under their feet & learn what it means to be a Chimpanzee. Source: Sheila S.

1 week ago

The last best place no more: massive Deforestation destroying prime Chimpanzee’s Habitat in Uganda “Chimps have been there from time immemorial but because of pressure from the increasing human population, people are cutting all the forests to create land for cultivation & settlement”. Forests along rivers provide especially good habitat for Chimpanzees. In Uganda in 2012 the density of fruit trees was to 3 times higher along rivers than further inland, which leads to the higher numbers of chimpanzees observed living near rivers. However, fewer and fewer Chimps are found as their habitat is destroyed. “Recent, ongoing & seemingly unregulated forest clearance” in the area. “All forest was highly degraded”. “Along the Rwamatonga, Hoima & Waki rivers forest was being burnt & cleared completely by farmers planting cash crops such as tobacco & rice, exposing wide stretches of riverbank. Men engaged in pit-sawing, charcoal production & distilling were encountered inside the forest throughout the survey area.” As forests are fragmented by clearing, Chimp populations are becoming more isolated from one another. Such isolation prevents mixing, which, in many species, leads to inbreeding depression, a condition in which harmful genes eventually crop up due to the mating of related individuals. However, instead of inbreeding, Chimpanzees simply stop reproducing. Of the approx.. 90,000-hectare area of the upper Kafu River basin, more than 17,000 hectares of forest were lost between 2001 & 2013. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3787063
Eastern Chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes Schweinfurthii) have experienced recent declines throughout their range. In Uganda, they are restricted to the West, where much of the country's Deforestation is occurring

1 week ago

A male Chimpanzee sits in an enclosure at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Nanyuki, Kenya. The conservancy is a home of many Chimpanzees rescued from illegal wildlife traffickers. A report released by The Project to End Great Ape Slavery (PEGA stated that hundreds of Great Apes, Chimpanzees, Bonobos, Gorillas & Orangutans have been captured from their forest homes & sold in countries as China, Thailand, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Armenia & Russia

1 month ago

Some pics made by me of

- Gorillas, in Howletts, Kent, UK and
- Orangutans & Chimpanzees, in Monkey World, Dorset, UK


are in http://picasaweb.google.com/michela.messineo

1 month ago

A 2-year-old male Eastern Chimpanzee named Google, Gombe Nat.l Park, Tanzania

1 month ago

Waltraud U AlexandraT.

1 month ago

Gabriela B.

2 months ago

Video: Alec Baldwin Says Chimps Are People Too, Supports ‘Unlocking the Cage’ Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2jj23GRb8o  Are Chimps people too? Alec Baldwin sure thinks so. In the video, watch Baldwin's compassionate side unfold, while he talks about animal rights in support of the new documentary "Unlocking the Cage". Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3771339

2 months ago

Video: Kudos to Jane Goodall & her passionate work with Chimpanzees! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4SpRnujdjg#t=18
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/kudos-to-jane-goodall-and-her-passionate-work-with-chimpanzees-video/
Icon. Crusader. Hero. These are some of the words used to describe Jane Goodall & the amazing work she has done for Chimpanzees & the environment. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3772636

2 months ago

Why We Are Making the Legal Case for the Rights of a Chimpanzee When members of the Nonhuman Rights Project went to visit Tommy last year, they found him living in a small cage in a dark shed at a used trailer lot in upstate New York. All he had for company was a TV set playing nature programs. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3772415

2 months ago

After a mother Chimpanzee who lived in a zoo died, one of the zoo's employees took the baby Chimp home to care for it. It never crossed his mind that his dog, who had recently given birth would adopt the Chimp & raise it with her pups. Evelyn B. http://www.care2.com/news/member/312733850/3771137?cid=email_na#

3 months ago

Should a Chimp Be Able to Sue Its Owner? Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3765075

Video: Animals are persons too http://nyti.ms/1rjdSlu
This short documentary follows the lawyer S. Wise’s effort to break down the legal wall that separates animals from human

3 months ago

Chimpanzee Charlie Free After Nine Year Struggle “Charlie - a 9 year old Chimpanzee - was taken from the wild, most certainly saw his mother shot & killed, then survived being smuggled from Africa to Lebanon, & has not seen another Chimpanzee in 9 years”. “There is overwhelming research, int.l standards, & int.l conventions which illustrate how wrong this is on so many levels.” According to Int.l guidelines Chimpanzees should never be housed alone for any extended period of time unless it is necessary for the physical or psychological well-being of that individual. Christeen A. http://www.care2.com/news/member/354341191/3760835?cid=email_na#

3 months ago

...this delighted-looking Chimpanzee

4 months ago

Good News!! After a 3-year Int.l PETA campaign- incl. more than 100,000 calls & e-mails from supporters like you- China Southern Airlines announced that it will "stop transporting live Primates for laboratory experiments on all flights" starting now! This is HUGE! Just last year, according to federal records, China Southern shipped more than 2,500 Monkeys to laboratories in the U.S., where they were poisoned, infected, crippled, & mutilated in cruel experiments. Source: Pat N.

4 months ago

At 80 Years Young, Jane Goodall Still Ignites the Imaginations & Inspirations of Us All Goodall, who turns 80 on April 3, has been travelling around the globe, spreading her message of peaceful, co-existence with nature & each other. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3757858

4 months ago

Gabriela B.

5 months ago

1. Alexandra G.; 2. Liz G.

5 months ago

Gudrun D.

6 months ago

1. 31-year old Chimpanzee mother Vanessa hides her face while her newborn baby plays with her. The baby was born on Jan. 6, 2014 & has 4 siblings, Osnabrueck, Germany
2. A Chimpanzee bites into half an onion, Osnabrueck, Germany

6 months ago

Chimpanzees, Berlin  Zoological Gardens, Germany

6 months ago

Video: Liberación de la Chimpancé Wounda en Congo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyTd98yTE5I

With Jane Goodall. Source: Marina S.

6 months ago

-Carl Sagan: "If Chimpanzees have consciousness, if they are capable of abstractions, do they not have what until now has been described as `human rights'? How smart does a chimp have to be before killing him constitutes murder?"

-Abraham Lincoln: "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."

-Albert Schweitzer, Physician/Nobel Laureate: "The great fault of all ethics hitherto has been that they believed themselves to have to deal only with the relationships of man to man."

-Carl Gustav Jung: “I found Vivisection horrible, barbarous, and above all unnecessary”

-Christiaan Barnard: “I had bought 2 male chimps from a primate colony in Holland. They lived next to each other in separate cages for several months before I used one as a [heart] donor. When we put him to sleep in his cage in preparation for the operation, he chattered & cried incessantly. We attached no significance to this, but it must have made a great impression on his companion, for when we removed the body to the operating room, the other chimp wept bitterly & was inconsolable for days. The incident made a deep impression on me. I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures.”

-Gandhi: “I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.”

-George Bernard Shaw: “Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.”

-Mark Twain: “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't….The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, & it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.”

6 months ago

Video: The Multi-Billion Dollar Lie: Animal Experimentation http://www.kinshipcircle.org/action_center/letter_new3.asp?LetterID=1989

7 months ago

1. A delighted-looking Chimpanzee gets some Christmas presents, ZSL Whipsnade
2. Toby looks around his new home during his public debut, Houston, TX
3. Chaos, a Chimpanzee, looks through the glass at visitors during his public debut, Houston

8 months ago

Gabriela B.

8 months ago

Waltraud U.

9 months ago

Gudrun D.

9 months ago

News: Animal behaviour in the boardroom http://www.bbc.com/news/business-20010131Monkey business might mean mucking around, but some companies are finding inspiration in the Chimp world. Chester Zoo started opening its cages to local businesses so they can observe the beasts, then ape it in the boardroom in the 1st management course of its kind in the UK. Leading a group of business people around the zoo, Dutch biologist-turned-leadership expert Patrick van Veen explains they are taught how primitive behaviour is still alive & well in the workplace. By observing Monkeys & Apes, the premise is that they will start to understand their colleagues better. And as Chester plays host to one of the world's largest &most successful groups of zoo Chimpanzees, there is a lot of material to work with. Source: Ann P.

9 months ago

News: The Legendary Jane Goodall On Chimps, Feminism & Saving The Planet  http://www.dadychery.org/2012/02/16/jane-goodall-primatologist-activist/

Deforestation: I flew over Gombe Nat.l Park in the early ‘90s & was shocked to see that, outside the boundaries of this tiny park, the Deforestation left totally bare hills. There were more people living there than the land could support, & they were cutting down the last trees to grow crops, to raise goats, or for charcoal. How could we even try to save Chimpanzees while people were struggling to survive?

The most valuable lessons that humans can learn from Chimpanzees & other Primates: Chimpanzees taught us is that we are definitely part of the animal kingdom. The similarities: we differ genetically by just over 1%, blood/immune system almost the same, anatomy of the brain… I learned the tremendous importance of early experience in the life of a Chimpanzee. Good/Bad mothers, traumatic experiences in the first few years, it makes a difference in adult behavior. Child psychiatrists/psychologists are emphasizing: this is true for human infants. But it’s easier to trace the effect of trauma in early life in a Chimpanzee, bec. it doesn’t try to conceal his/her feelings.

The biggest Global challenges to Wildlife conservation: Human population growth; our reckless burning fossil fuel & heavy meat-eating, leading to methane production & Forests Destruction to provide grazing lands or grow grain; waste of water:.having a tremendous impact, with ClimateChange & GlobalWarming: Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods & drought affecting wildlife all around the world. Poverty: if you’re really poor you’ll destroy the last little bits of the Environ. to grow food/exploit those resources to make money to raise your family; Unsustainable lifestyle the rest of us have: most of us have way more than we need.

What can we do in our everyday lives to confront these issues: To start off with ourselves. Each of us makes an impact on this world every single day, we can choose: think about what we eat, what we wear, where it comes from, did it involve child slave labor, how far has it come. Politics: people tend to point fingers: It’s the fault of the politicians/scientists/big business. Do we lobby our politicians sufficiently when they do things we don’t like? Do we thank/support them when they make tough decisions for the Environment? Corporations: we criticize them for being environmentally destructive, but as long as we’re buying their products we have no leg to stand on. We must realize that each one of us does have a responsibility in our own lives. Source: Ann P.

9 months ago

News: Do Animals Have Emotions? http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art16630.asp By Deb Duxbury BellaOnline's Animal Life Editor - ..the argument is not about an animal's incapability to speak, rather, it is about the inability for most people to understand what an animal is saying to them. Humans are genetically a mammal Species called Homo Sapiens Sapiens. Although the last remaining survivors of the Homo genus, it does not preclude them from being members of the animal kingdom. There is an ongoing scientific debate as to whether Chimps should be categorized in the Homo genus rather than the Pan. Humans & Chimpanzees diverged from the same lineage at approximately the same time. Strangers approaching a mammal: immediate instinctual response: curious caution&heightened awareness: Fear. As the mammal has to assess if the stranger is a threat that needs to be feared. Children & young animals often run away from the unknown until a parent indicates that it is safe. Humans&other Mammals sigh with relief & yawn when fatigued or bored. When a human gets angry they will hit, yell, & whine: other mammals will swat, make an aggressive sound, & whine. Affection: humans sit close, eat together, & groom one another: other mammals exhibit identical intimate mannerisms. There is a lack of scientific data supporting emotions in other animals. "Animals are people too" is a spin-doctored cliché, perhaps politically correct way of saying: "People are animals too." Deb http://www.care2.com/news/member/571583704/3404234a Gorilla smiling

9 months ago

Video:Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at London's Westminster Abbey to Commemorate Commonwealth Day http://vimeo.com/43610815
Source: Ann P. 

9 months ago

News: Thinking About Thinking http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/2013/04/13/thinking-about-thinking/ Think about it, because apparently Chimpanzees can. Chimpanzees at Georgia State Univ.’s Language Research Center displayed metacognition=the ability to “think about thinking 1st time a nonhuman Species displayed metacognition, a trait that scientists, philosophers & religions argued for generations to be one of the characteristics that make humans human. "Intense debate in the scientific literature over whether metacognition is unique to humans". “Metacognition in nonhuman Primates means the emergence of self-reflective mind during humans’ cognitive evolution.”Scientists carried out Experiments where they communicated with the Chimpanzees using an already learned system of symbols. Chimpanzees used the symbols to name food hidden by the scientists & received the food reward by correctly touching its corresponding symbol. The experiments varied by alternating between hiding food the chimpanzees already knew the symbols for & ones they hadn’t learned yet. How & where the food was hidden also varied. If the Chimps received incomplete or partial information ab. the food or where it was hidden, the intention was for them to seek out more information before they could find the food & receive the reward. Chimpanzees could immediately & correctly name items that they already knew were hidden & did indeed seek out additional info. when they did not know enough ab. the food or its location. "This pattern of behavior=a controlled info.-seeking capacity that serves to support intelligent responding, & that our closest living relative has metacognitive abilities closely related to those of humans”. Source: Col N.

9 months ago

News:  The Emotional Lives of Animals

 

Waterfall Dances: Do animals have spiritual experiences?
Do animals marvel at their surroundings, have a sense of awe when they see a rainbow, or wonder where lightning comes from? Sometimes a Chimpanzee, usually an adult male, will dance at a waterfall with total abandon. Jane Goodall describes a Chimpanzee approaching a waterfall with slightly bristled hair, a sign of heightened arousal. “As he gets closer, & the roar of the falling water gets louder, his pace quickens, his hair becomes fully erect, & upon reaching the stream he may perform a magnificent display close to the foot of the falls. Standing upright, he sways rhythmically from foot to foot, stamping in the shallow, rushing water, picking up & hurling great rocks. Sometimes he climbs up the slender vines that hang down from the trees high above & swings out into the spray of the falling water. This ‘waterfall dance’ may last 10 or 15 minutes.” After a waterfall display the performer may sit on a rock, his eyes following the falling water. Chimpanzees also dance at the onset of heavy rains & during violent gusts of wind. In June 2006, Jane visited a Chimpanzee sanctuary near Girona, Spain. Marco, one of the rescued chimpanzees, does a dance during thunderstorms during which he looks like he’s in a trance.

9 months ago

News: The Emotional Lives of Animals
Video: Can Animals Save Us?

An Embarrassed Chimpanzee: I didn't do that! Embarrassment is difficult to observe. It’s a feeling that one tries to hide. But world famous primatologist Jane Goodall believes she has observed what could be called embarrassment in Chimpanzees.Fifi was a female Chimpanzee whom Jane knew for more than 40 years. When Fifi’s oldest child, Freud, was 5 & a half years old, his uncle, Fifi’s brother Figan, was the alpha male of their Chimpanzee community. Freud always followed Figan as if he worshiped the big male. Once, as Fifi groomed Figan, Freud climbed up the thin stem of a wild plantain. When he reached the leafy crown, he began swaying wildly back & forth. Had he been a human child, we would have said he was showing off. Suddenly the stem broke & Freud tumbled into the long grass. He was not hurt. He landed close to Jane, & as his head emerged from the grass she saw him look over at Figan. Had he noticed? If he had, he paid no attention but went on being groomed. Freud very quietly climbed another tree & began to feed. Harvard Univ. Psychologist M. Hauser observed what could be called embarrassment in a male Rhesus Monkey. After mating with a female, the male strutted away & accidentally fell into a ditch. He stood up & quickly looked around. After sensing that no other monkeys saw him tumble, he marched off, back high, head & tail up, as if nothing had happened.

9 months ago

Video: Chimps: A New Life, Retirement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cpUnUUQF3o
Over 100 Gov.t-owned Chimpanzees will start a new life when they are retired at Chimp Haven sanctuary in Keithville, La. Learn more at:
http://www.humanesociety.org/chimps  Source: Sylvie C. 

9 months ago

News: Meet the ALAMOGORDO Chimps http://retirethechimps.org/meet_the_chimps/ In 2000, the Nat.l Inst. of Health (NIH) seized 288 Chimps from failing private laboratory The Coulston Foundation (read more about the egregious federal violations & terrible conditions at The Coulston Foundation) but would not permanently retire them, they were held instead as a "research reserve colony" on the Alamogordo Primate Facility on Holloman Air Force Base. Source: Sylvie C.

9 months ago

News: Why Are “Retired” Chimps Still Waiting in Labs for Their Freedom? http://www.care2.com/causes/why-are-retired-chimps-still-waiting-in-labs-for-their-freedom.html  Following a long battle for their freedom, chimpanzees suffering in labs got a victory when the Nat. Inst. of Health (NIH) formally announced it would be retiring most of the ones it owns or funds. After lifetimes spent in cages, they would be free to lay in the grass, climb trees, build nests, form bonds with each other & enjoy the freedom of choice at sanctuaries. However, the announcement was tempered not only by the decision to leave 50 behind, but also by concerns about how their retirement would be funded. Despite the widespread support to get these Chimps out of cages & give them the retirement they deserve in a suitable habitat, their long-awaited freedom has been lost in fights over spending bills in Congress.

9 months ago

News: Chimps Are So Social, They’ll Befriend a Robot & Give it Toys http://www.care2.com/causes/chimps-are-so-social-theyll-befriend-a-robot-and-give-it-toys.html 16 Chimpanzees recently got to meet Robota, an 18-inch tall doll-like robot created by the Swiss Fed. Inst. of Technology especially for them. Robota is an interactive robot doll that can move her head & limbs, as well as emit chimp-like sounds from a speaker in her chest. A study team from the UK’s University of Portsmouth decided to use Robota to gain a better understanding of how Chimpanzees relate socially in an interactive setting without humans present. The results prove yet again that Chimps are more like us than we may realize. 6 Chimps tried to engage with the robot doll by giving her objects, and then waiting for a response. 2 Chimps, Jarred & Faye, even offered Robota their toys to play with. Source: Sylvie C.

9 months ago
Victory! NIH Retires More than 100 Chimpanzees to Sanctuaryhttp://pcrm.org/media/online/jan2013/victory-nih-retires-more-than-100-chimpanzees-to More than 100 federally owned Chimpanzees are about to retire after years in laboratory confinement. The Nat.l Inst. of Health will send the Chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center to the Chimp Haven federal sanctuary. Ending Chimpanzee experiments will not only save animals’ considerable misery. It will also save millions in taxpayer dollars. The USA is the last country in the world that permits large-scale confinement of Chimpanzees in laboratories for use in invasive research.  Source: Waltraud U.
9 months ago

'Ray of light': Lab Chimpanzees to retire to sanctuary http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/19/16000960-ray-of-light-lab-chimpanzees-to-retire-to-sanctuary?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=5More than 100 Chimpanzees that have lived virtually their entire lives in scientific laboratories will be sent to retire at a national sanctuary called Chimp Haven. Kevin A. http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3502831

9 months ago

Sick & Dying Chimps Still Used in Research http://www.care2.com/causes/sick-and-dying-chimps-still-used-in-research.html The Nat.l Institutes of Health (NIH) recently issued a statement that it will retire 110 federally owned chimpanzees from the controversial New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette, La., & sparked further debate after announcing that only ten of them would go to an actual sanctuary, while the other 100 would be moved to the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, where they could still technically be used in non-invasive research. 100 “retired” chimps will be doomed to life at another lab after enduring years of torment at the same New Iberia that was the focus of an undercover investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States in 2009, showing some of the horrific abuse primates face behind closed doors. Investigators for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Inspection Service also found that it hadn’t complied with the Animal Welfare Act on multiple occasions.
Autopsy study reinforces need to get Chimpanzees to sanctuary
http://www.neavs.org/resources/publication/autopsy-study-reinforces-need-to-get-chimpanzees-to-sanctuary  Chimpanzee autopsy study reinforces urgent need for U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services to define & implement retirement criteria to get Chimpanzees to sanctuary.

9 months ago

News: More than 100 Chimpanzees Going to Sanctuary! By: VinnieSICK

The Nat.l Inst. of Health (NIH) announced that more than 100 chimpanzees who were once going to be transferred to a research facility in Texas will now be sent to a sanctuary! In Sept., NIH was planning to move just 10 to 20 of the 100-plus chimpanzees it deemed “ineligible for research” to the sanctuary in Louisiana. The rest were to be sent to a research facility with a track record of animal welfare violations, some of which recently resulted in a $25,000 fine. Of course, that was completely unacceptable. We enlisted the help of members of Congress to make sure that all of the chimpanzees—not just a few of them—were permanently retired to the sanctuary. The result: Over the next 12 to 15 months all of the 100-plus chimpanzees will be transferred from the New Iberia Research Center to Chimp Haven. At their new home, the chimpanzees will have space to explore. They will be able to climb trees. And best of all, they will be free of use in invasive experiments. Thank you for all the help you lent to this & all our other lifesaving campaigns. We achieved this success because of supporters like you, & we look forward to celebrating many more victories with you in the future.

9 months ago
A Chimpanzee eats an ice cream during a hot summer
day, Rio de Janeiro's zoo
Two Chimpanzees hug each other

next to a radiator to keep warm, Qingdao Zoo, China

9 months ago

Video: Chilly Chimp wears blanket, sips tea to keep warm http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50139629n The cold snap sweeping across much of the U.K. isn't just affecting humans. A Chimp at the Wales Ape and Monkey Sanctuary wraps himself in a blanket & drinks hot tea to keep warm. 
Agnes N.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/739004526/3520417

9 months ago

News: In Loving Memory of Nama http://www.all-creatures.org/stories/a-Nama-chimp.html  On June29, we lost some of the heart & soul of Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center when our beloved Nama, still only in her 30's, passed away after her illness of several months. We are still hoping the autopsy samples in the US will determine the cause of her illness & death: it remains a mystery. In 1999, we found Nama & Dorothy chained at the entrance of the LunaPark Hotel, close to Yaounde, Cameroon. Nama was tethered to a cement slab by a short chain around her neck for 16 years; Dorothy was there for much longer. Within sight of one another, but out of reach, the 2 friends were unable to touch or embrace. Nama was a petite adult, her growth stunted & teeth decayed by years of malnutrition. She suffered from a severe intestinal parasite infection & resulting anemia. In May 2000 IDA-Africa assisted the Cameroon Gov.t in its forced confiscation of Nama, Dorothy & 9 other Primates. At the Rescue Center, Nama's health improved dramatically. She & Dorothy were introduced to Jacky's group. Strong, smart & resourceful, Nama fit in easily, but Dorothy's path to social acceptance was more difficult. Nama stood by her friend during her struggle, protecting her & providing comfort, making up for the years she could not do so. Nama was also Jacky's 1st love & loyal supporter. A courageous & gentle peacekeeper with an unerring sense of justice, she became the ranking female in her expanding family of Chimpanzees. Nama saved the life of a volunteer, attacked by Bouboule, a large male Chimpanzee, accidently released from his enclosure along with Nama; she chased Bouboule away from the volunteer over & over until the staff could anesthetize him. Nama was our shining star. She earned boundless admiration & respect from all who knew her. While we celebrate her remarkable life in telling her story, we mourn her death that came much too early. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3444368  Nama grooming Dorothy  

9 months ago
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9 months ago

News:  Oliver, famed chimpanzee, dies

June 04, 2012  Oliver, the Chimpanzee who spent much of his life as part of Circus Shows or in Research Labs, was found dead Saturday in his bedroom at Primarily Primates, the sanctuary where he spent his last 14 years. Oliver’s girlfriend, Raisin, was by his side when caretakers found him. He was at least 55 years old, while the average lifespan for a male chimp in captivity is 35. He came to Primarily Primates from a research lab in Pennsylvania in 1998. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3384549

9 months ago

News: Quit “Monkeying” Around: Close Captive Chimpanzee Loopholes http://www.ifaw.org/deutschland/news/quit-monkeying-around-close-captive-chimpanzee-loopholes Once fully grown, Chimpanzees are no longer wanted, can end up dropped at over-burdened sanctuaries, or in the Biomedical Industry (the U.S.A. & Gabon: the only 2 Countries in the World still actively involved in Biomedical Research on Chimpanzees). Wild Chimpanzee populations continue their rapid decline, for habitat loss, hunting for illegal bushmeat, pet trade. Global population: 1Million 100yrs ago/Now less than 300,000. If current trend continues, Chimpanzees & other Great Apes will decrease an additional 80% in 30-40 years very little time to rescue these Species from GLOBAL EXTINCTION!!

 

9 months ago

Photo Gallery: 'Great Chimp Migration' complete 266 total Chimps were relocated from a former Biomedical Research Lab in Alamogordo, N.M., to the Save the Chimps' 150-acre sanctuary in Fort Pierce. "None of these chimps had ever been outside of a cage before, & they hadn't ever seen grass, never mind touched it. But every single one of them courageously went out the door, even though they had no inkling of what could be waiting for them on the other side. They were pretty quiet for teenage & twenty-something chimps & seemed a bit mystified by it all." Save the Chimps provides permanent residence for chimps used by the Research, Entertainment & Pet-trade Industries. Many of the chimps at the sanctuary spent their entire lives in small, concrete cages unable to socialize with other primates or experience the outdoors. Many of them still carry the emotional scars of having painful experiments conducted on them. Lindsey: http://www.care2.com/news/member/145521001/3058914

9 months ago

Sylvie C.

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9 months ago
SUCCESS!!!!! European Union bans cosmetic testing on animals http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/european-union-bans-cosmetic-testing-on-animals After years of petitions & delays, animals will no longer be used to test makeup, skin care products & other products in the EU. Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3526574
9 months ago

News: GRASP Sets U.N. Helicopter for Chimpanzee Rescue http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2a648714f89bd919aa28ee022&id=47252ad459&e=d438a03bf1Beni” joins 53 other orphaned Chimpanzees. Estimated less than 24 months old, she will join a nursery group of infants before joining established social groups. GRASP is a unique alliance comprised of partner nations, UN agencies, conservation organizations, & private supporters working to conserve Great Apes & their Habitat in Africa & Asia. More info: www.un-grasp.org.

A Chimpanzee orphaned by the Bushmeat Trade was airlifted to safety by UN peacekeepers patrolling the Dem. Republic of Congo, coordinated by the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP). Chimpanzees in DR Congo are seriously threatened by Habitat loss, human encroachment, & disease – but primarily by the illegal bushmeat trade. In a 2010 study: approx..450 Chimpanzees were killed for meat each year, & it is estimated that 90% of the wild population has disappeared over the last century. Chimpanzees: classified as “endangered” by the Int.l Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. An Illegal Trade in Chimpanzee meat & live Pets flourishes in E. DR Congo. GRASP combats the illegal trade in Great Apes, both by supporting the law enforcement efforts of the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN) & by engaging the U.N. peacekeeping forces.

9 months ago

News:   U.S. Will Not Back Future Chimpanzee Research
Chimpanzees owned or supported by the Gov.t: 612 of a total of 937 available for Research in the U.S. The N.I.H. commissioned the report after an outcry over its plan in 2010 to move a colony of chimpanzees it owned out of semiretirement in Alamogordo, N.M., and back into medical Research at a primate center in Texas. Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3058800

9 months ago

News: Do Animals Get Depressed? http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/121004-animals-depression-health-science/

What signs may indicate if an animal is depressed? One of the core symptoms of depression is the decrease & loss of interest in pleasurable activities. We measure: interest in food that animals like a lot or motivation for sexual activity; social interactions with others in the group; changes in sleep patterns & daytime activities; whether they readily give up when exposed to a stressful situation. What animals seem to exhibit signs of depression? The most convincing: nonhuman Primates: a Monkey looks depressed. Their emotional behaviors are similar to that of humans: just by looking at their facial expressions or the way their gaze is directed, we can get an indication of whether an animal may be experiencing sadness. Can you really study animals in this environment? Many lab studies in Primates & rodents are conducted in captive animals that are raised in relatively impoverished conditions compared to their natural habitat: this can cause depression-like changes. How would animals deal with depression in nature? It is possible that behavioral disorders in animals in the wild may impair their chances of survival. Maybe there is a point where they cannot deal & are more easily preyed upon. See "Is Salt Nature's Antidepressant?" Jae A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/228509130/3469581

Chimpanzees' facial expressions can communicate sadness

9 months ago

It would appear that pumpkin is very definitely on the menu for the Chimps, after the Primates tried the tasty treat for the very 1st time. Keepers try to maximize the use of seasonal products in the diet of the animals &, with Autumn drawing in, it’s pumpkin season. The Chimps seemed to enjoy the orange treats, proving rather reluctant to share them. Burgers' Zoo, Arnhem, Netherlands

 
Monkey business is serious business, from Jaya S.: King of his world - A Chimpanzee at the Vandalur zoo (India) reclines on a wall, completely relaxed & scratching his head, possibly in deep thought...

9 months ago

News: Chimpanzees' grief caught on camera in Cameroon http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/6444909/Chimpanzees-grief-caught-on-camera-in-Cameroon.html#  A group of Chimpanzees have been photographed seemingly grieving for the death of one of their own in Cameroon - More than a dozen Chimps stand in silence watching from behind their wire enclosure as Dorothy, a Chimp in her late 40s who died of heart failure, is wheeled past them. Dorothy was a "prominent figure" within a group of about 25 Chimps. "Chimps are not silent. They are gregarious, loud, vocal creatures, usually with relatively short attention spans". These chimps are orphaned animals whose mothers were all killed for the illegal bushmeat trade.

Grief-stricken Chimpanzees mourning the death of Dorothy fellow Ape

9 months ago

A baby male Chimpanzee, born last week, is carried by his mother 'Kuma', Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia

9 months ago

News: The Nonhuman Rights Project http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/  is the only organization working toward actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own. Our mission is to change the common law status of at least some nonhuman animals from mere “things,” which lack the capacity to possess any legal right, to &ldquoersons,” who possess such fundamental rights as bodily integrity & bodily liberty, & those other legal rights to which evolving standards of morality, scientific discovery, & human experience entitle them. Col N. http://www.care2.com/news/member/550673189/3656823

9 months ago

News: Leaving Las Vegas http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/2013/10/08/leaving-las-vegas/  Last December, Terry the Chimpanzee celebrated his 34th birthday. He got some apples & other treats, & a few visitors wandered by, but it wasn't much of a party. When his next birthday rolls around, however, Terry will have lots to cheer about. He’ll be free. Col N. http://www.care2.com/news/member/550673189/3656834 

9 months ago

Chimpanzee Schika plays with a Halloween pumpkin, Hanover Zoo, Germany

10 months ago

News: Nonhuman Rights Project http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/  The Nonhuman Rights Project is the only organization working toward actual LEGAL rights for members of Species other than our own.
Are You a Legal ‘Person’ or a Legal ‘Thing’? http://www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/2013/03/23/are-you-a-legal-person-or-a-legal-thing/ In Western law, every nonhuman animal has always been regarded as a legal “thing.” Only humans are viewed as legal &ldquoersons.” Source: Col N.


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Gabriela B.Hugs by Twitchietai

11 months ago

News: At Primarily Primates, Happiness is the Freedom to Choose http://www.all-creatures.org/stories/a-happiness-freedom-choose.html  Primarily Primates: a non-profit sanctuary partnered with Friends of Animals that operates to house, protect, & rehabilitate various non-native animals. The refuge currently houses several hundred animals, & focuses on caring for Apes & Monkeys. Many are cast-offs from the Pet Trade & Biomedical Research Instit. who have suffered greatly for most of their lives, but now have a safe place to call home. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3643416 

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News: Chimpanzee Art Contest Winners https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=chimp_art_contest&s_src=web_vanity_chimpart
1st: Brent: 37yrs old, loves to laugh & play, paints only with his tongue, unique unorthodox approach & style results in beautiful pieces of art; 2nd: Cheetah: born estim. in 1970's, lived alone in a laboratory for 19yrs, endured over 400Biopsies. In 2002 discovered his passion for painting; 3rd: Ripley: dumped in a roadside zoo, witnessed the shooting death of his brother & 2 other friends, impressed his caretakers with his resilience & forgiveness.

11 months ago

News: Kingpin behind bars for poaching Chimps http://wwf.panda.org/?210073/Kingpin-behind-bars-for-poaching-chimps   http://ecowatch.com/2013/kingpin-behind-bars-for-poaching-chimps/  A man who has admitted trafficking over 500 Endangered Chimpanzees out of the W. African Republic of Guinea has been captured & sentenced to the maximum possible jail term & a fine, according to a law enforcement group involved with the case. The organization GALF says convicted kingpin Ousmane Diallo & his 2 accomplices, who also received prison sentences, have been implicated in the poaching of Chimps, Lions, Leopards, Hyenas & tropical Birds over the past decade. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3632856  Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3632933


1 year ago

News: Save the Chimps: The Story of Ryan’s Triumph Over Depression http://livinggreenmag.com/2013/08/08/people-solutions/save-the-chimps-the-story-of-ryans-triumph-over-depression/  Ryan lived alone in a cage that provided just 25 sq. feet of floor space & 5 feet of height. Ryan also had to endure invasive experiments that required numerous liver biopsies; he even had part of his liver removed. All these needles & surgeries caused Ryan to develop physical scars that riddled his internal organs, but the damage went even deeper. When Ryan was 7 he began mutilating himself. He pulled out hair, hit his face, bit his ankles, & rubbed his knuckles raw. His laboratory caregiver noted that he was depressed & withdrawn. Despite this, he was used in additional protocols. One study caused frequent vomiting & he lost 20 pounds. During another he developed an infection in the needle tracks in his forearm….Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3623420
Ryan the Chimp contemplates a pinecone treat covered in peanut butter, sunflower seeds, & dried fruit


1 year ago

Chimpanzees munch on leek at Tokyo's Tama Zoo. The zoo gave welsh onions & garlic to Chimpanzees to help the Primates stay healthy in winter & to avoid catching colds, according to Japanese traditional medicine.

1 year ago

A Chimpanzee licks a block of ice as it is given to beat the summer heat at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand

1 year ago

News: Genome Studies of Great Apes in the Wild & in Zoos http://www.sandiegozooglobal.org/what_we_do_banking_genetic_resources/frozen_zoo/genome_studies_of_great_apes_in_the_wild_and_in_zoos/ Samples from our Frozen Zoo® contributed to a study of historic importance in Primate biology: a cornerstone has been laid in the application of genome sequencing technology to understanding the biology of our closest relatives, the Great Apes: the Chimpanzee, Bonobo, Gorilla, & Orangutan. The scientists hold hope that the knowledge they generate can contribute to taking steps necessary to protect sustainable populations of Great Apes & assure their survival, while fully knowledgeable of the range of issues threatening the existence of Great Apes, incl.: loss of habitat, poaching, & disease. BarbCat S. http://www.care2.com/news/member/798035529/3619351  Julie E. http://www.care2.com/news/member/732469648/3618408


1 year ago

News: After 16 Years in a Wooden Box, Smiling Chimp Races Through the Grass http://www.care2.com/causes/after-16-years-in-a-wooden-box-smiling-chimp-races-through-the-grass.html For the 1st time in 16 years, Bazou plows through a sea of grass, with 36 Chimpanzees trailing behind. He’s running fast because the freedom of movement is an astonishing sensation. Today is Bazou’s day to stand at the center of his new universe in an open field in Cameroon. He shouts at the sky as sunlight bathes his face & the warm, moist earth cushions his feet. Bazou is now safe & the ‘good life’ has brought on a priceless smile.

1. Ilor hugs Bazou who is hollering in an expression of joy that sounds like distress in typical Chimpanzee language; 2. This is where Bazou had been living


1 year ago

News: Farewell to Louie, the Tea Party Chimpanzee http://www.all-creatures.org/stories/a-Louie-tea-party.html As a youngster, he drank tea on TV & dressed up as James Bond. When he grew up, he spent the rest of his life at a zoo in UK. Louie the Chimpanzee died last week. He was 37 years old. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3616573


1 year ago

News: Rare Access Inside the World’s Biggest Chimpanzee Sanctuary http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/09/chimpanzee-sanctuary-save-the-chimps-introduction Today 264 Chimpanzees live on 12 islands built on Save the Chimp's 150-acre sanctuary in south Florida. Most are from research laboratories. The USA has the unfortunate distinction of being the last country to use Chimpanzees in biomedical research. The practice came into full swing during the space race of the 1950s & early ’60s. Chimpanzees were captured in Africa, a brutal practice that involves slaughtering mothers & kidnapping their infants. After space travel became routine, the Chimpanzees were used to test toxins, study disease, & practice surgeries. Cal M. http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3610201
2 retired Chimps playing on their island; Aerial view of Save the Chimps sanctuary


1 year ago

News: NIH Director Accepts Recommendations to Retire Research Chimpanzees http://www.janegoodall.org/media/news/nih-director-accepts-recommendations-retire-research-chimpanzees
After a long public debate & years of advocacy, the Jane Goodall Inst. heralded the decision by the Nat.l Institutes of Health (NIH), to accept the recommendation of an expert scientific advisory panel to retire nearly all federally owned medical research Chimpanzees. Source: Jeanne S.
Tamara H.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/827502242/3602102?cid=email_na


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News: NIH to reduce significantly the use of Chimpanzees in research http://www.nih.gov/news/health/jun2013/od-26.htm
The Nat.l Institutes of Health plans to substantially reduce the use of Chimpanzees in NIH-funded biomedical research & designate for retirement most of the Chimpanzees it currently owns or supports.Source: Waltraud U.

Jill V. http://www.care2.com/news/member/478413351/3602045

Pumpkin, a 24-year-old Chimpanzee at the Alamogordo Primate Facility, N.M., loves coconuts & kiddie swimming pools. APF is a Chimpanzee reserve where no research is conducted

Chimpanzees at Chimp Haven are often seen grooming & playing with one another



1 year ago

Jody's Story http://www.all-creatures.org/stories/a-Jody.html
For five years Jody has been in sanctuary, free from all the horrors of the lab.
Cher http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3594913

Missy's Story http://www.all-creatures.org/stories/a-Missy.html
Today Missy is brave, easy-going, playful, & full of energy. It’s very hard to think of her stuck in small cages no bigger than a coat closet when she runs, full speed, across the open-air enclosure of Young’s Hill & scrambles up tall posts without a 2nd thought.
Cher http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041

1 year ago

News: Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest http://www.chimpsanctuarynw.org/
Source: Waltraud U.
Video: Chimpanzees Experiencing Greater Freedom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFSBEz3GQ_0


1 year ago

News: U.S. proposes new protections for captive Chimps http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sci-chimps-medical-research-20130612,0,3053842.story
Chimpanzees would be reclassified as Endangered, making it harder to use them in medical research.
Lynn Price http://www.care2.com/news/member/521141541/3594553
These Chimpanzees were once used in studies. Chimps who retire from biomedical research often show signs of depression or PTSD.


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1. Bonobos have bendy feet to help them grip branches
2. Australopithecus Sediba (in the centre)  is compared with a modern Human (Left) & a Chimp (Right)

1 year ago

Ape-like feet 'found in study of museum visitors' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22728014  Received from: Michelle Desilets, Founder & Executive Director of Orangutan Land Trust
1 June 2013 - Scientists have discovered that about 1 in 13 people have flexible Ape-like feet. A team studied the feet of 398 visitors to the Boston Museum of Science. The results show differences in foot bone structure similar to those seen in fossils of a member of the human lineage from 2 million years ago. It is hoped the research, published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, will establish how that creature moved. Apes like the Chimpanzee spend a lot of their time in trees, so their flexible feet are essential to grip branches & allow them to move around quickly - but how most of us ended up with more rigid feet remains unclear. Jeremy DeSilva (Boston Univ.) & a colleague asked the museum visitors to walk barefoot & observed how they walked by using a mechanised carpet that was able to analyse several components of the foot.

Floppy foot - Most of us have very rigid feet, helpful for stability, with stiff ligaments holding the bones in the foot together. When Primates lift their heels off the ground, however, they have a floppy foot with nothing holding their bones together. This is known as a midtarsal break & is similar to what the Boston team identified in some of their participants.This makes the middle part of the foot bend more easily as the subject pushes off to propel themselves on to their next step. Dr DeSilva told BBC News how we might be able to observe whether we have this flexibility: "The best way to see this is if you're walking on the beach & leaving footprints, the middle portion of your footprint would have a big ridge that might show your foot is actually folding in that area." Another way, was to set up a video camera & record yourself walking, to observe the bones responsible for this folding motion. Most with this flexibility did not realise they had it & there was no observable difference in the speed of their stride. In addition, Dr DeSilva found that people with a flexible fold in their feet also roll to the inside of their foot as they walk. The bone structure of a 2-million-year old fossil human relative, Australopithecus Sediba, suggests it also had this mobility. "We are using variation in humans today as a model for understanding what this human creature 2 million years ago was doing""The research has implications for how we interpret the fossil record & the evolution of these features. "It's good to understand the normal variation among humans before we go figure out what it means in the fossil record".
1. Bonobos have bendy feet to help them grip branches
2. Australopithecus Sediba (in the centre)  is compared with a modern Human (Left) & a Chimp (Right)

1 year ago

Take Note!! Companies that DON’T TEST on Animals http://www.mediapeta.com/peta/PDF/companiesdonttest.pdf

The list does not include companies that only manufacture products that are required by law to be tested on animals (e.g. pharmaceuticals, certain chemicals, etc.). While PETA opposes all tests on animals, consumer dollars are very powerful when regulations don't require animal tests. Nonetheless, it is important to let companies that are required to test on animals know that it is their responsibility to convince the regulatory agencies that there are better ways. All companies that are included on PETA's cruelty-free list have signed PETA's statement of assurance or provided a statement verifying that neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products.
Nancy:
http://www.care2.com/news/member/830372471/3425592

1 year ago

Take Note!!! List of Companies that Still Test on Animals http://www.thevegetariansite.com/ethics_test.htm
Chimpanzees are largely used for Tests!!!!

1 year ago

The U.S.A. is the only Country in the World that still persist in using Chimpanzees for the so-called “medical” Research even it’s proven that this has no scientific reliability to Human Primates!!!!! What is dangerous for a Chimpanzee might be not dangerous for Gorillas or Men or viceversa!! The disastrous Talidomyde drug in the ’50s for which SCIENTIFICAL (??), MEDICAL (??) TESTS  had been carried out on Chimpanzees with no negative results, caused terrible deformities in the children of the HUMAN PRIMATES whose mothers had used that drug!!!

 

1 year ago

Usually, when Petitions relate to PRIMATES they are pre-set for U.S. residents ONLY (with only a few exceptions). This means: the rest of the WORLD is not allowed to sign!! Living outside the US (Rome, Italy): we are ALLOWED to save Illinois Restaurant lobsters, or pigs, horses, a single dog, a single cat, WHATEVER kind of animal in the U.S... BUT we are am NOT allowed, NOT permitted to sign to save PRIMATES in the USA, in ALL US Research or NASA Laboratories!! Excuse me, I don't want to be polemic, but I'm far more preoccupied to save OUR CLOSEST RELATIVES from abuses & Extinction! It’s one-way only!!! Nevertheless we USUALLY are not allowed to sign for saving PRIMATES...Very frustrating!! This is the reason why I say that, probably, this is done PURPOSELY: in order to collect LESS signatures, as the USA are the biggest utilizer of Primates for experiments, still persisting with this not scientific, cruel, senseless, unreliable, & dangerous -also for MAN - procedure!!

Too many ECONOMICAL INTERESTS are involved: Companies producing cages, equipment, etc. Companies, Corporations, Lobbies getting tax payers’ money, financing Primate/Animal Experiments that can wash their conscience stating that their Products “Have been TESTED” but what happens to Human PRIMATES is not their problem!! Primate/Animal experiments have proven to be Scientifically useless & unreliable: because what is dangerous for a Primate (MAN) could be NOT for another Primate e.g. a CHIMPANZEE!! In the ’50 for example, how many HUMAN CHILDREN were born with arms & legs & all sorts of deformities, due to the use by their mothers of the Thalidomide drug during pregnancy!! That drug had been TESTED on CHIMPANZEES, i.e. other PRIMATES with NO side effects!!!! After 50 yrs the Company producing Thalidomide produced very questionable…excuses!! Actually: what can be poisonous for a Gorilla could be NOT for a Chimpanzee & vice-versa!

1 year ago

Carl Sagan: "If chimpanzees have consciousness, if they are capable of abstractions, do they not have what until now has been described as `human rights'? How smart does a chimp have to be before killing him constitutes murder?"

Abraham Lincoln: "I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being."

Christiaan Barnard: “I had bought 2 male chimps from a primate colony in Holland. They lived next to each other in separate cages for several months before I used one as a [heart] donor. When we put him to sleep in his cage in preparation for the operation, he chattered & cried incessantly. We attached no significance to this, but it must have made a great impression on his companion, for when we removed the body to the operating room, the other chimp wept bitterly & was inconsolable for days. The incident made a deep impression on me. I vowed never again to experiment with such sensitive creatures.”

Gandhi: “I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence.”

Mark Twain: “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't….The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, & it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.”

George Bernard Shaw: “Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character.”

Carl Gustav Jung: “I found Vivisection horrible, barbarous, and above all unnecessary

Ecclesiastes 3:19 “Man's fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath, man has no advantage over the animal."

1 year ago

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary http://www.junglefriends.org/aboutjunglefriends.shtml

Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary provides permanent, high-quality sanctuary care for abused or unwanted New World Primates from around the USA who have been cast-off from the Pet trade, retired from Research, or confiscated by authorities. Jungle Friends is also committed to advocacy & education on behalf of all captive non-human primates, & to providing assistance to improve the circumstances of captive Primates wherever possible.

Source: Rosemary Rannes


Video: No tricks, just Halloween TREATS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_wed3Wuyx8&feature=player_embedded#!  
Video: Angel's Special Summer Monkey Buddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8619QV9LTs&feature=player_embedded#!  
Video: ALMOST WILD http://vimeo.com/41893950#

 

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Happy Mother's Day from our closest Cousins: Orangutans, Gorillas, & Chimpanzees, sharing 97 & 98 % DNA with us...

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News: Animal behaviour in the boardroom http://www.bbc.com/news/business-20010131

Monkey business might mean mucking around, but some companies are finding inspiration in the Chimp world. Chester Zoo started opening its cages to local businesses so they can observe the beasts, then ape it in the boardroom in the 1st management course of its kind in the UK.

Leading a group of business people around the zoo, Dutch biologist-turned-leadership expert Patrick van Veen explains they are taught how primitive behaviour is still alive & well in the workplace. By observing Monkeys & Apes, the premise is that they will start to understand their colleagues better. And as Chester plays host to one of the world's largest &most successful groups of zoo Chimpanzees, there is a lot of material to work with.

Source: Ann P.  

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from Magda V.

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News: Victory!!! with 6,252 supporters, for the Petition: Matthew W. Ferguson, CEO: Stop using Chimpanzees in ads http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/matthew-w-ferguson-ceo-stop-using-chimpanzees-in-ads?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=url_share&utm_campaign=url_share_before_sign
Dawn Forsythe: We did it. According to an article in Ad Age, "CareerBuilder is calling an end to its Super Bowl monkeyshines." "'We're sitting this one out,' said Jennifer Grasz, VP-corporate communications, at the company, in response to a query from Advertising Age." CareerBuilder has a history of hurting Chimpanzees, both captive & wild, with their irresponsible exploitation of Chimps in their marketing campaigns over the years. Their Superbowl ads have been among the decade's worst. We've had this petition going for a year, & CareerBuilder does not respect consumers enough to let us know what they plan for the Superbowl in 2013. Will they finally end their history of exploitation?
Source: Waltraud U.

1 year ago

News: Specific Image Characteristics Influence Attitudes about Chimpanzee Conservation & Use as Pets http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0022050
Chimpanzees are endangered in their native Africa but in the USA they are housed not only in zoos & research centers but owned privately as pets & performers. In 2008, survey data revealed that the public is less likely to think that Chimpanzees are endangered compared to other great apes, & that this is likely the result of media misportrayals in movies, television & advertisements. Here, we use an experimental survey paradigm with composite images of chimpanzees to determine the effects of specific image characteristics. We found that those viewing a photograph of a chimpanzee with a human standing nearby were 35.5% more likely to consider wild populations to be stable/healthy compared to those seeing the exact same picture without a human. Likewise, the presence of a human in the photograph increases the likelihood that they consider chimpanzees as appealing as a pet. We also found that respondents seeing images in which chimpanzees are shown in typically human settings (such as an office space) were more likely to perceive wild populations as being stable & healthy compared to those seeing chimpanzees in other contexts. These findings shed light on the way that media portrayals of chimpanzees influence public attitudes about this important & endangered species.

1 year ago

News: Meet Oscar, the star of Disneynature movie Chimpanzee http://www.guardian.co.uk/disney-chimpanzee/family-connections-in-the-animal-kingdom?utm_source=outbrain&utm_campaign=Guardian_BP_Disney_Chimpanzee&utm_medium=cpc

Here, in the 1st feature of this Planet Fantastic series, we look at how Chimpanzees grow up in the wild in groups of up to 120 – so they never have any shortage of babysitters or playmates

Family life for Chimpanzees is not that different to that of humans, except that they live & roam in extended clans of up to 120 individuals, with many uncles, aunties & grandparents taking turns to look after the young ones like Oscar.

Jaya S.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/205212587/3574375

 

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A Chimpanzee Mother grooming her 1 year old baby in the Rainforests of Uganda, Africa

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from Sun Ah C.

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Video: Great Apes may suffer 'mid-life crisis' says study http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20406550 Source: Ann P.

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News: Feral Children: 10 Kids Raised By Animals http://www.mandatory.com/2012/10/15/feral-children-10-kids-raised-by-animals/?icid=maing-grid10|htmlws-main-bb|dl16|sec3_lnk2%26pLid%3D220248 Wild animals have raised plenty of fictional characters: Mowgli, Tarzan, Romulus & Remus. But behind every made-up story lay some truth: there have been around 100 documented cases of feral children who survived in the wild thanks to the maternal instinct of dogs, wolves, monkeys, & goats. Isolated from human contact, these children often do not develop basic social or language skills, but those who can communicate usually express their desire to return to the wild.
BarbCat: http://www.care2.com/news/member/798035529/3471869


By Chimpanzees: In 1996, a mentally & physically disabled 2-year-old boy was found with a Chimpanzee family in Nigeria. Abandoned at around 6 months old due to his disabilities, as is common among the nomadic Fulani tribe, Bello, The Nigerian Chimp Boy, used his legs to walk but dragged his arms on the ground like an Ape. When first placed in a home for orphans, he leapt about during the night, smashing & throwing anything in site while making Chimp-like noises. While he appeared calmer 6 years later, he still could not communicate & retained many animalistic tendencies.

 

By Vervet Monkeys: After witnessing his father murder his mother, traumatized 4-year-old John Ssebunya fled his Ugandan home. For 3 years, he lived in the jungle & was cared for by a troop of Vervet Monkeys. When found in 1991, John’s adoptive animal family came to his defense throwing sticks at the rescuers. Now in his 20’s John vaguely recalls that after a few days alone in the jungle, 5 monkeys offered him food, taught him how to search for food and showed him how to climb trees. Thanks to the orphanage that took him in, John not only talks today, but also sings.

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Video: Chimpanzees Released After 30 Years Of Testing. Brace Yourself For Smiles http://www.upworthy.com/chimpanzees-released-after-30-years-of-testing-brace-yourself-for-smiles?c=upw1

This video is more enjoyable if you focus on how happy they are now, & not what they must have gone through. For more information on this story, please see link in the attribution below.

Source: Katka O.

1 year ago

Good News!!! Harvard Announces Closure of Primate Research Center; Watchdog Group Applauds Move; Calls for Retirement of Primates http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/press-20130423.html

Harvard Medical School has issued a statement announcing that the New England Primate Research Center will be closing within 24 months.

Harvard’s New England Primate Research Center has been embroiled in an ongoing controversy following the negligent deaths of at least 4 primates.  The facility is currently under investigation by the USDA and faces a potentially major federal fine for multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

Kelly R. http://www.care2.com/news/member/729790807/3569256

Source: Sara P.

 

1 year ago

from Sheila S.: Thanks for all your hard work!

1 year ago
News: Less testing on animals, better science - http://www.releasechimps.org/resources/article/less-testing-on-animals-better-science-rep.-jim-moran-op-ed

Testing on animals is often not the best way to determine the safety of medicines and chemicals

Many Americans would be surprised to learn that Chimpanzees are still being used in biomedical research & that millions of other animals are utilized in consumer product & toxicity testing. Others may find a sense of security in knowing that this practice continues to provide information on which chemicals & products are deemed safe. The fact is that it doesn't have to be this way, & there are a number of public health, economic & animal welfare reasons to change our ways.

The evolving process by which the U.S. regulates chemicals is important to every American household. Increasing awareness of potential risks is key to ensuring the safety of American consumers, but what we don't know can hurt us, & there is a lot that we don't know despite advances in science…..

Kelly R.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/729790807/3563218


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from June M. :
 
 

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Stolen Apes Counts Illegal Trade Toll http://www.un-grasp.org/

The illegal trade sees almost 3,000 live Great Apes lost from the forests of Africa & SE Asia each year & is increasingly impacting wild populations as links to organized crime grow stronger.

Stolen Apes: The Illicit Trade in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans [PDF]: the 1st report to analyze the scale & scope of the illegal trade & highlights the growing links to sophisticated trans-boundary crime networks, which law enforcement networks are struggling to contain. Stolen Apes, produced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) through GRASP, estimates that a minimum of 22,218 Great Apes have been lost from the wild since 2005 – either sold, killed during the hunt, or dying in captivity – with Chimpanzees comprising 64% of that number.

 

GRASP- IAN REDMOND CONSERVATION AWARD http://www.un-grasp.org/news/118-grasp-award?utm_source=UN-GRASP+Updates&utm_campaign=11832d72dd-Whitley+Award&utm_medium=email The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP)–Ian Redmond Conservat.Award: created in 2012 as a joint initiative of the UN Environment Programme(UNEP) & the UN Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to develop & inspire young conservationists working to protect GreatApes & their Habitat in Africa&Asia.

Source: Col N.


1 year ago

The A.P.E.S portal is an online tool that provides real-time, visual representation of information about Great Apes, their Habitats, populations, threats & conservation efforts around the world     

1 year ago

Usually, when Petitions relate to PRIMATES they are pre-set for U.S. residents ONLY (with only a few exceptions). This means: the rest of the WORLD is not allowed to sign!! Living outside the US (Rome, Italy): we are ALLOWED to save Illinois Restaurant lobsters, or pigs, horses, a single dog, a single cat, WHATEVER kind of animal in the U.S... BUT we are am NOT allowed, NOT permitted to sign to save PRIMATES in the USA, in ALL US Research or NASA Laboratories!! Excuse me, I don't want to be polemic, but I'm far more preoccupied to save OUR CLOSEST RELATIVES from abuses & Extinction! It’s one-way only!!! Nevertheless we USUALLY are not allowed to sign for saving PRIMATES...Very frustrating!! This is the reason why I say that, probably, this is done PURPOSELY: in order to collect LESS signatures, as the USA are the biggest utilizer of Primates for experiments, still persisting with this not scientific, cruel, senseless, unreliable, & dangerous -also for MAN - procedure!!

Too many ECONOMICAL INTERESTS are involved: Companies producing cages, equipment, etc. Companies, Corporations, Lobbies getting tax payers’ money, financing Primate/Animal Experiments that can wash their conscience stating that their Products “Have been TESTED” but what happens to Human PRIMATES is not their problem!! Primate/Animal experiments have proven to be Scientifically useless & unreliable: because what is dangerous for a Primate (MAN) could be NOT for another Primate e.g. a CHIMPANZEE!! In the ’50 for example, how many HUMAN CHILDREN were born with arms & legs & all sorts of deformities, due to the use by their mothers of the Thalidomide drug during pregnancy!! That drug had been TESTED on CHIMPANZEES, i.e. other PRIMATES with NO side effects!!!! After 50 yrs the Company producing Thalidomide produced very questionable…excuses!! Actually: what can be poisonous for a Gorilla could be NOT for a Chimpanzee & vice-versa!

1 year ago

News: Thalidomide apology insulting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19448046

Cal: http://www.care2.com/news/member/193692282/3444386

The drug, sold in the 1950s as a cure for morning sickness, was linked to birth defects & withdrawn in 1961. The company which invented Thalidomide has "insulted" those affected by the drug by issuing an "insincere" apology: German-based Gruenenthal issued its 1st apology in 50 years, but said the drug's possible side-effects "could not be detected" before it was marketed.

I always make reference to THALIDOMIDE “”Scientific”” Testing, when we talk of "Scientific" Research on Animals (dogs, cats, mice, etc.)!!! When I was young, in 1963, I SAW several boys with EXTREME DEFORMITIES to their ARMS or LEGS due to the use of THALIDOMIDE by their mothers during pregnancy!!! THALIDOMIDE had been TESTED on CHIMPANZEES BUT NO possible side effects were detectedon Chimpanzees!!!!!!

If we consider that - even if CHIMPANZEES are 98% GENETICALLY SIMILAR to MEN - that Test was not reliable & disastrous (i.e. NO deformities in CHIMPANZEES BUT a lot of serious deformities in MEN) WHAT IS THE USE of INSISTING in MAKING UNSCIENTIFIC & SENSELESS LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS on ANIMALS????

The bronze statue of a child born with thalidomide symptoms, Stolberg, Germany

 

1 year ago

News: GRASP Sets U.N. Helicopter for Chimpanzee Rescue http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=2a648714f89bd919aa28ee022&id=47252ad459&e=d438a03bf1

 

 

“Beni” joins 53 other orphaned Chimpanzees. Estimated less than 24 months old, she will join a nursery group of infants before joining established social groups. GRASP is a unique alliance comprised of partner nations, UN agencies, conservation organizations, & private supporters working to conserve Great Apes & their Habitat in Africa & Asia. More info: www.un-grasp.org.

A Chimpanzee orphaned by the Bushmeat Trade was airlifted to safety by UN peacekeepers patrolling the Dem. Republic of Congo, coordinated by the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP). Chimpanzees in DR Congo are seriously threatened by Habitat loss, human encroachment, & disease – but primarily by the illegal bushmeat trade. In a 2010 study: approx..450 Chimpanzees were killed for meat each year, & it is estimated that 90% of the wild population has disappeared over the last century. Chimpanzees: classified as “endangered” by the Int.l Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List. An Illegal Trade in Chimpanzee meat & live Pets flourishes in E. DR Congo. GRASP combats the illegal trade in Great Apes, both by supporting the law enforcement efforts of the Congolese wildlife authority (ICCN) & by engaging the U.N. peacekeeping forces.

1 year ago

News: Monkey Business: Animal Rights & Human Responsibilities http://aldf.org/article.php?id=2167

We share almost 99% of our DNA with Chimpanzees. Students argued the cruelty that comes with factory farmed meat is acceptable because humans are at the top of the “food chain.” Separate, unique, & dominant. But are we? & does it matter? Just what are animal rights—& what are our responsibilities as humans to uphold those rights?

Top of the Food Chain We like to imagine ourselves as age-old hunters, yet evidence shows we were mostly scavengers, & harvesters of nuts & berries. We claim we must protect ourselves from animals who are bigger, stronger, wilder. We insist we are unique, yet we find other animals capable of language, tool-building, cultural heritage, & deep, astounding empathic connections. Dogs who sense when we are having seizures. Gorillas who can communicate using sign language. Chimps who adopt baby tigers. Horses who protect turtles. Animals who die of a broken heart when their family members are murdered.

What is empathy? Sympathy is an emotional connection with someone of a shared experience. Empathy is having that compassion without any shared experience or frame of reference. It’s perhaps the most beautiful part of our nature. The ability to feel, to imagine, & to care, combined with our ability to reason & to make sense of the mystery. It makes us who we are, & we share it with animals too. Empathy is moral. We like to distance ourselves from the “animal kingdom” by placing ourselves above it, the truth is that we are neither kings nor paupers. We are a part of that Animal Community.

Cher: http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3459680

 

1 year ago

Video: Primate Abuse in New Iberia Louisiana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9gr65wKNXY  The Humane Society's undercover video of abuse of Primates in laboratories. This video is disturbing, it was done in 2009, but the abuse still continues.

Source: Dianne Lynn Elko

“Millions & Millions of US$ for Primates Research” ”a tragedy is occurring in this country”

 

Video: America's War on Chimpanzees  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CcFNjjG6bts

1 year ago

In Defense of Animals Africa http://www.ida-africa.org/index.php?page_id=12&newsletter_id=130

Kevin A. http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3465955

Two New Babies Have Found Safe Haven at Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center:

Kanoa: 2-yr-old, confiscated in Cameroon from a dealer, attempting to sell him. Terrified little Kanoa suffered from a badly infected compound fracture of the bones in his lower leg among other wounds, which all probably occurred during the hunt that killed his mother. His injuries treated successfully & after 2 months, Kanoa was integrated with babies Anita, Selma, Milou & Margot. Anita, the oldest, nurtures him & carries him. Kanoa was happy to be back in the forest & immediately joined the others playing in the trees. Kanoa means "the free one" in Hawaiian, chosen for our little wild boy.

 

Carla: 8-m-old the dehydrated young infant had been given to a priest the day before by a hunter who thought she would die  because she refused to eat. With the right kind of baby milk formula & specialized care, Carla quickly regained her good health. When she is a little older, she'll learn to live full time with the other babies.

 

1 year ago

A Chimpanzee on drums, Xiang Guangzhou Zoo, China

1 year ago

Chimpanzees http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Common_Chimpanzee


Video: Chimp Genius
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations/Animal_cognition#p00nzs13 Ayumu the Chimpanzee can perform memory tasks that most humans find impossible.
Video:
Use of Tools http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations/Tool_use_by_animals#p00f4k8f

 

Video: Smart apes http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Common_Chimpanzee#p00661fb Intuitive chimps can manipulate each other effectively.

 

Culture http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/adaptations/Animal_culture

Chimpanzees share about 99% of their genes with humans, there's only a 1.4% difference in genetic material between human Primates & Chimpanzees;

They show learned behaviours, long memories & some extraordinary use of tools;

Chimpanzees are also similar to humans in appearance & their complex social behaviours & societies.


Distribution

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around that by falsely declaring animals as bred in captivity.

Orangutan: the only GreatApe found in Asia. Sumatran Orangutan: critically Endangered, its population dropped by 80% over the last 75yrs. Bangkok: a major hub for the Orangutan trade. Their numbers are in great peril due to land clearance & forest destruction for industrial or agricultural (PalmOil) use. Nearly all of the Orangutan's natural Habitat disturbed or destroyed by 2030. No wild spaces left for them". Source: Dianne C.

Endangered Chimpanzees, Orangutans, Gorillas & Bonobos are disappearing in frightening numbers, a UN report says

1 year ago

News: Great apes being lost to Illegal Trade: UN http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Great+apes+being+lost+illegal+trade/8157483/story.html

The multibillion$ trade in Illegal Wildlife - clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the Tiger to near-extinction - is also threatening the survival of Great Apes. Endangered Chimpanzees, Orangutans, Gorillas & Bonobos disappearing from the wild in frightening numbers, as private owners pay top$ for exotic pets, while zoos, amusement parks & travelling circuses clamour for smuggled Primates to entertain audiences. More than 22,000 GreatApes traded illegally over a 7-yr period(by 2011). 3,000 a year; more than half: Chimpanzees. "These GreatApes make up an important part of our natural heritage, but as with all things of value, used by man for commercial profit. Illegal trafficking: a serious threat to their existence". Apes hunted in their own Habitats, concentrated in C.&W. Africa, by sophisticated smugglers who transport them on private cargo planes using small airstrips in the African bush. Destination: the Middle East & Asia. In Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates & Lebanon: purchased to display in private gardens & menageries. In Asia: destined for public zoos & amusement parks. China: a main destination for Gorillas&Chimpanzees. Thailand&Cambodia: Orangutans used for entertainment in "clumsy boxing matches". Lax enforcement & corruption make it easy to smuggle the animals through African cities like Nairobi, Kenya, & Khartoum, Sudan: trafficking hubs. In Feb.2005, customs officials at the Nairobi airport seized a large crate arrived from Egypt: 6 Chimpanzees & 4 Monkeys, stuffed into tiny compartments. The crate had been refused at the Airport in Cairo, a well-known trafficking hub for shipment to the MiddleEast. One Chimp died of hunger & thirst. The proliferation of Logging&Mining camps throughout Africa increased the demand for Primate Meat=Bushmeat: adults & juveniles killed for consumption, their orphans captured to sell into the Pet Trade. Villagers pluck Primates to sell in the cities. Humans encroaching upon & destroying the primates' natural Habitats, destroying their Forest homes to build infrastructure & for other purposes: forcing the animals to move into greater proximity&conflict with people. Animals are the victims of war. Arrests are rare: authorities in Africa don’t have the resources to cope with the criminal poaching. Corruption is rampant, those in authority sometimes among those dealing in the illegal trade. Bet. 2005&2011, only 27 arrests made in Africa&Asia. Trade in GreatApes caught in the wild is illegal, but traffickers get arou

1 year ago

from Magda V.:

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from Magda V.

1 year ago

from Anneke A.:    Aap met bloemen

1 year ago

from Magda V.  

1 year ago

Chimpanzees munch on leek at Tokyo's Zoo. The zoo gave welsh onions & garlic to Chimpanzees to help the primates stay healthy in winter & to avoid catching colds, according to Japanese traditional medicine

1 year ago

from Sara P.

1 year ago

from Magda V.:     Hi there)

1 year ago

Chimps deserve better http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/chimpanzee_research/

Flo is a 54-year old Gov.t-owned Chimpanzee who has spent most of her life in a laboratory enduring painful & traumatic experiments. Hundreds of Chimpanzees just like her languish in the USA. But, thanks to modern research techniques & the support of the public, the tide is beginning to turn in favor of these sensitive & intelligent animals.

 

1 year ago
The LAST 1,000 See Pictures: http://last1000chimps.com/

For almost 100 years, Chimpanzees have been used in Biomedical & Behavioral Research in USA, the last industrialized country to experiment on our next of kin. The end of using Chimpanzees as nameless test subjects is near. Already hundreds of research Chimpanzees have been retired. In tribute to all who have been forced to serve, here we look forward to the journey to sanctuary of the LAST 1000.

Source: Bettina G.

1 year ago
Watch Liberated Research Chimps See the Sky for the First Time http://www.care2.com/causes/watch-liberated-research-chimps-see-the-sky-for-the-first-time.html Source: June M. & Bettina G.

Video: Chimps: A New Life, Retirement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cpUnUUQF3o&feature=player_embedded

Over 100 Gov.t-owned Chimpanzees will start a new life when they are retired at Chimp Haven sanctuary in Keithville, La., over the next 12 to 15 months.

1 year ago

A baby Chimp's hand,  is seen touching the hands of other Chimps at Chimp Haven in Keithville, US. 111 Chimpanzees will be coming from a South Louisiana laboratory to Chimp Haven, the Nat.l sanctuary for Chimpanzees retired from federal research


Chippie the Chimp holds a pink watering can as he explores his very own herb garden. A group of Chimpanzees have been welcoming the start of spring with their very own herb garden. Blossom, Chippie, Copper, Rosie & Tulepo took turns to investigate the new creation on their island Habitat in Blair Drummond Safari Park, Stirling, Scotland

1 year ago

from Bettina G.:  From now and until we stop using animals in Research and Testing I will not buy any product from L'Oreal. A hug!!!!!! and Thanks!!!!!

1 year ago

from Sara P. :  Abbraccione, buon fine settimana, ciao!

1 year ago

from Magda V.  

1 year ago

from Gudrun D.: Thank you dear Michela!

1 year ago

News: Israel bans cosmetics tested on animals http://www.examiner.com/article/israel-bans-cosmetics-tested-on-animals
Roshani S.: I got good news of this new year (you can say new year gift) in facebook...is that Israel bans cosmetics tested on animals...really good news for us. This news will be work as moral boost for all human beings who are working so hard to save our Mother Earth and living beings. I know it is not enough but we can be happy with this little change. This news is like a small flame.. in this darkness.  
 
Israel has set into motion a ban on all cosmetics & household cleaning products manufactured by companies that utilize animal testing. The ban on products tested on animals has taken effect as of Jan. 1. The law was passed in 2010 & Israel announced that the new regulations are in effect.  

1 year ago
Video: White Tiger Cubs Found New Momma!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRmLjv5BzSo&feature=related

Source: Curzio B.


1 year ago

One of Edinburgh Zoo's 19 Chimpanzees tries out a pot of yogurt with probiotic cultures as part of a health study to improve the Chimps' digestion 

1 year ago

'Dangerous' Chimps Loose In Las Vegas: Police Reportedly Kill One Ape, Tranquilize Another http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/12/dangerous-chimps-loose-in-vegas-one-dead_n_1669063.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&icid=maing-grid10|htmlws-main-nb|dl3|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D178491

Las Vegas police opened fire on 2 Chimpanzees let loose in a Northwest neighborhood of the city, warning citizens via Twitter that the animals were "dangerous." Source: John O.

1 year ago

from Sara P.:  Ciao Michela, un abbraccio!!!

 

1 year ago

Watch: Chimpanzee Movie Trailer Official http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb8AeSh1rGs  
From Disneynature, comes a new movie - Chimpanzee - a remarkable story of individual triumph & family bonds. Journey deep into the African Rainforest & meet adorable Oscar.  

1 year ago

from Sara P.:http://www.windoweb.it/desktop_temi/foto_scimmie/foto_scimmie_317.jpg

1 year ago

from Bettina G.

Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) share over 98% of their DNA with humansthey're more closely related to humans than they are to Gorillas. Chimps can still be found in the most densly forested & uninhabited regions of Central & Western Africa. Habitat destruction & poaching are gravely threatening remaining populations. Researchers believe that only 150,000 to 200,000 Chimps survive in the wild. Although they sleep in make-shift nests in trees, Chimpanzees spend roughly 60% of their time on the ground. Chimps live in loosely organized communities that vary in size depending on food availability. Chimpanzees are omnivores, eating fruits, small mammals and insects.

1 year ago

from Ellen G.
C teeth

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A Chimpanzee on drums, Xiang Guangzhou Zoo, China

1 year ago

Sara P.: Ciao Michela, bacioni!

1 year ago

from Curzio B.: thank you all guys i smile come on my face


1 year ago

Families were left terrified when 5 Chimpanzees escaped at Hanover Zoo, Germany. Who photographed the scenes said one Chimp walked up to a man & gave him a hug. It looked like he wanted to kiss him, but then he opened his mouth, revealing his big teeth… 

1 year ago

A Chimpanzee at Safaripark Bergen, Netherlands licks

a block of ice during a spell of hot sunny weather


1 year ago

A baby Chimpanzee looks a little unsteady on his feet as he takes his first steps away from his mum

1 year ago

from Ann P.: This is why we fight the destruction: to protect the newborn


1 year ago

Watch Video:  James Franco and Kevin Nealon Pledge to Help Pass Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act in 2012
Ending Chimpanzee experiments would make it an even happier year. PCRM members were part of a hugely successful effort last year to move toward this goal. Now, James Franco (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Kevin Nealon ask to help
BarbCat: http://www.care2.com/news/member/798035529/3068476

1 year ago

Comment by Shelly Ladd: As enrichment coordinator at Primarily Primates, part of my job was making Oliver happy..he was a sweet old man that could be quite critical of my culinary skills. Please visit the Project Oliver website and watch some of the amazing videos. We miss him dearly! His friend, Raising is being moved to a much larger habitat where she will be reunited with some old friends. Raisin was a good friend to Olly but she did eat everything Oliver didn't want...now Raisin needs to lose a few pounds. Thanks for all the comments, it means a lot to his human family here.

CHIMPANZEES: News, Pics, Videos
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News: Chimpanzees Successfully Play the Ultimatum Game: Apes' Sense of Fairness Confirmed http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130114153418.htm Researchers at the Yerkes Nat.l Primate Research Center, Emory University, are the first to show Chimpanzees possess a sense of fairness that has previously been attributed as uniquely human. Working with colleagues from Georgia State University, the researchers played the Ultimatum Game with the Chimpanzees to determine how sensitive the animals are to the reward distribution between two individuals if both need to agree on the outcome.

Kevin A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3517993


News: Chimp Research Curtailed: Will Science Suffer? http://news.discovery.com/animals/zoo-animals/chimp-research-curtailed-will-science-suffer-130123.htm  Chimpanzees show a sense of fairness previously attributable mostly to humans. All but about 50 of the 451 Chimpanzees owned or supported by the NIH would be retired & moved to sanctuaries, if NIH director puts the council's recommendations into effect after a 60-day comment period. The housing for the 50 Chimps that would be maintained for possible future research would be upgraded to meet specific criteria within 5 years.

Kevin A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3521027

 

Photo Gallery: http://news.discovery.com/animals/zoo-animals/santino-chimp-attacks-120509.htm