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Nasa Chimps Earn Florida Comforts After Taking a Punishing Step for Mankind

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An infant chimpanzee seized in Africa for the US Air Force in the 1950s, Marty was recruited into the military's air and space research program, paving the way for America's first manned spaceflight in 1961 and, ultimately, the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Jamie L. (195)
Friday July 3, 2009, 1:21 pm
Thanks Tom!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 3, 2009, 1:42 pm
Thanks, Tom. This part is a shame: "Nasa and the US Government have never donated a penny towards Save the Chimps’s annual $4 million (£2.4 million) budget." Thank Heaven for the donations of astronaut Crippen and the work of the foundation to give these little fellers a comfortable home.

Barb Knight (1690)
Friday July 3, 2009, 2:30 pm
It breaks my heart to hear news like this. I love, love, love, chimps. Thnx Tom, sadly noted.

Rosemary Rannes (651)
Friday July 3, 2009, 2:53 pm
my hope is that human beings will evolve into something greater than what we have been... it's all in the becoming ... Marty has shown us the way ... the question is have we learned anything from his sacrifice?
Tom this news story has made me cry with anger,remorse and shame ... lead on!

Irene M. (33)
Friday July 3, 2009, 3:38 pm
Horrific,and so very sad. To all the poor innocent animals who died such agonising deaths in space RIP. The sad story of Liaka "little curly" is told on Rainbow Bridge by Lelja who made a beautiful memorial to her.

Thanks, tom

Friday July 3, 2009, 3:56 pm
noted, thanks Tom.... Oh how sad.....

Joycey B. (750)
Friday July 3, 2009, 5:16 pm
To go from a life of hell to a life of luxury is great to hear for these poor chimps. Shame on the air force for doing this to them. Big thanks to Dr Carole Noon for saving these chimps. I am so happy she got to see 159 of her adoptees transported 2,000 miles to the sanctuary she built in Florida before she died of cancer. Thanks Tom.

Stan B. (123)
Friday July 3, 2009, 5:27 pm
The last paragraph of this article says it all, Tom.

Mandi T. (441)
Friday July 3, 2009, 6:02 pm

Tom M. (819)
Friday July 3, 2009, 7:23 pm
Thanks everyone! Stan, you are right, the last paragraph says it all:

“Chimps are remarkably forgiving. If I had been in their position, I think I would probably hate the entire human race — but they don’t,” Ms Feuerstein said. “They warm quickly to people who treat them with friendliness and compassion. That’s all they ask.”

sue M. (184)
Saturday July 4, 2009, 12:13 am
Psychiatry experimented on animals to give the same experiments on humans. All "scientific' experiments are advocated by Psychatry including sending chimps up to space. Not to mention Gitmo, now do you wonder what they do in mental institutions???

Nancy Welch (68)
Saturday July 4, 2009, 5:27 am
This is good to hear and it would be nice if they all were treated like this all over the world. Thanks Tom for sharing!

mary f. (195)
Saturday July 4, 2009, 11:36 am
thanks tom this story made me sad and ashamed to be human .

Natasha Salgado (672)
Friday September 12, 2014, 9:39 am
Absolutely horrific--stop the animal cruelty. Thanks
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