"I met poachers who had an orphaned chimp tied up in a kitchen, a survivor of the slaughter of his family, I decided to rescue him. The law established to protect apes from the illegal trade had never been applied... I saved the baby chimpanzee & ... founded my organization, The Last Great Ape (LAGA), the first wildlife law enforcement organization in Africa." David McDannald & Ophir Drori authors of The Last Great Ape: A Journey through Africa & a Fight for the Heart of the Continent
Similarities between chimpanzees and humans ... mean that these African apes are exploited by humans, whether in the “entertainment” industries, biomedical research, or pet trade. But, it is also their similarities to us that have led to a movement to protect chimpanzees. After all, how can we let our closest living relative go extinct?
US to retire 310 chimpanzees who have spent their lives in research lab
300 newly-retired NIH chimps will join more than 150 others in sanctuaries. 'Chimpanzees are very special animals. We believe they deserve special consideration,' said NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, announcing the move.
Mefou's orphaned gorillas Luci and Chickaboo and resident chimps Mac, Ayisha and Mbia have outgrown their separate infant play areas and have been coming together each day to play in the trees. This is Ayisha.
There's no moral difference between the animals, birds, fish, and insects we hunt, those we use for entertainment, those we kill for food and use as commodities, and those we love as members of our families. All animals, birds, fish and insects are sentient and have a right to live. Go vegan and stay vegan for them. It's the least we can do. Start here: www.befairbevegan.com Adopt, spay and neuter your companion animals!