GAP is an international movement that aims to defend the rights of the non-human great primates - chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom. The main rights are: the right to life, the protection of individual liberty and the prohibition of torture. GAP Project Brazil began its activities on 2000 and nowadays has four chimpanzees sanctuaries affiliated to it. The majority of the chimps kept in the sanctuaries were rescued after years of mistreating and low quality life caused by humans in circus, zoos or entertainment activities. Nowadays GAP Project Brazil is the headquarters of GAP Project International.