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Apes and Human Babies Use Similar Gestures
Animals  (tags: Apes, human infants, study, research, gestures )

- 2075 days ago -
Ape and human infants at comparable stages of development use similar gestures, such as pointing or lifting their arms to be picked up, new research suggests.
Great News : U.S. Will Not Finance New Research on Chimps
Animals  (tags: primates, chimpanzees, apes, monkeys, research, scientists, medicine, risks, protection, drugs, disease, ethics, conservation, animalcruelty, AnimalWelfare, GoodNews, suffering, rescued, wildlife )

- 2585 days ago -
The National Institutes of Health on Thursday suspended all new grants for biomedical and behavioral research on chimpanzees and accepted the first uniform criteria for assessing the necessity of such research. Those guidelines require that the research b
Apes 'Gamble Like Humans By Calculating Odds'
Animals  (tags: animals, study, research, animal behaviour, apes, gambling, cognitive skills )

- 2602 days ago -
Given the choice of a safe bet of a small piece of banana or a larger chunk of fruit hidden beneath one of a selection of shuffled cups, the apes chose to gamble more than 50 per cent of the time.
Fresh Wave of Killings By Hunters Takes Indonesian Orangutan to the Brink of Extinction | Environment | The Observer
Animals  (tags: animals, conservation, endangered, environment, habitat, humans, killing, wildlife, orangutan, apes )

- 2637 days ago -
Conservationists have called on the Indonesian authorities to take urgent action to save the orangutan after a report warned that the endangered great apes were being hunted at a rate that could bring them to the brink of extinction.
Largest Population of Rare Gibbon Found in Vietnam
Animals  (tags: discovery, animals, wildlife, endangered, gibbons, apes, good news )

- 2768 days ago -
Conservationists say they have discovered the largest population of a critically endangered primate living in central Vietnam.
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Saving Act TAKE ACTION
Animals  (tags: protection, animalwelfare, geat apes, animalrights, apes )

- 2855 days ago -
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (H.R.1513/S.810) has been re-introduced in the 112th Congress! The bill has the leadership of Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) as well as 42 cosponsors already signed on in the U.S. House and Senators...
Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
Animals  (tags: apes, protection, great apes, law )

- 2863 days ago -
Please take a minute to sign our automated letter asking your legislators to sign on today. Because this is a new bill with a new number, even if your federal representative and/or senators cosponsored the bill during the last session, it is STILL...
Animals  (tags: orangutans, apes, exploitated, abused, cruetly, suffering, ads, wild animals, protection )

- 2999 days ago -
After examining information from PETA, pharmaceutical company Pfizer has replaced a new TV ad for Robitussin that originally featured an orangutan "actor" with a new ad that includes a computer-generated ape. PETA's information including a graphic video
African Apes Threatened By Rising Temperatures
Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, wildlife, wildanimals, apes, protection, humans, animaladvocates, endangered )

- 3017 days ago -
in 90 years, current gorilla habitats could shrivel by as much as 75 percent. Chimpanzees could lose 50 percent of their habitats.
ACTION ALERT: U.S. Residents: Ask Senate to Protect Great Apes ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: usa goverment, federal law, primates, protection, welfaer, senate, apes )

- 3071 days ago -
As all compassionate individuals know, animals in laboratories - particularly primates - suffer immensely. The Great Ape Protection Act would end invasive biomedical research and testing on an estimated 1000 chimpanzees remaining in U.S. laboratories.
U.S. Residents: Ask Senate to Protect Great Apes ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, apes, protection, environment, suffering )

- 3071 days ago -
As all compassionate individuals know, animals in laboratories - particularly primates - suffer immensely. The Great Ape Protection Act would end invasive biomedical research and testing on an estimated 1000 chimpanzees remaining in U.S. laboratories.
Orangutans Use Mime to Make Themselves Understood
Animals  (tags: animals, apes, monkeys )

- 3109 days ago -
Orangutans use mime to help make themselves understood, according to video recordings of the apes in the wild. Footage of rehabilitated orangutans released into a Borneo forest show the apes mimicking actions such as cracking open termite mounds, washing
Orangutans Use Charade-Like Communication
Animals  (tags: orangutans, communication, human, apes )

- 3110 days ago -
Orangutans, of their own volition, act out incredibly detailed scenarios with their bodies, using the pantomime to communicate with humans and other apes, according to a new study.
U.S. Residents: Ask the Senate to Protect Great Apes ! TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, apes, protection, environment, wildlife, suffering )

- 3113 days ago -
From the National Anti-Vivisection Society: "The Great Ape Protection Act has now been introduced in the U.S. Senate to end invasive experimentation on great apes. You may recall that the House version of this bill has been sitting in the House
Tell Your Senator to Support Passage of The Great Ape Protection Act, S. 3694
Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, protection, apes, environment, habitat, wildanimals, wildlife, suffering )

- 3116 days ago -
S. 3694, the Great Ape Protection Act, will end the use of chimpanzees in invasive research and release more than 500 federally owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuaries, saving taxpayers $20-25 million annually.

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