Controversy in Argentina: do chimpanzees have rights? - September 17, 2014


As a repercussion of  the application of freedom for chimpanzees Toti and Monti, in Argentine zoos, and of the visit of Pedro Pozas Terrados, president of Gran Simio Project, of Spain, to the country, to give several lectures and be honored by the University of Cordoba, this controversy, which started a few months ago, has […]

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World Manifest: recognition of great apes as people - September 11, 2014


WE ALREADY HAVE 471 SIGNATURES SUPPORTING DECLARATION FOR NO HUMAN PERSONS TO GREAT PRIMATES, SIGN! The term “human beings” is often corrected, as it was a redundancy: all people are human. In fact, it is not so (since we have granted legal status to foundations or corporations, and for creationists there are divine persons), but […]

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10 Ways These Historic Chimps Are Enjoying Retirement - September 10, 2014


August 18, 2014 by Michael Sharp They’ve already checked “road tripping through the South” off their retirement bucket list. Now they’re making their way through “trying out acrobatics” and “chowing down on a tropical treat.” Yes, for these 110 chimpanzees—the largest group of government-owned chimps ever sent to sanctuary—the golden years are off to a […]

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NIH: mistake or a trick? - September 2, 2014


NIH – United States National Health Institute – affirmed months ago that it had decided to retire all of its chimpanzees, but a strategic reserve of 50 individuals, for use in medical torture in emergency cases. But yet the promise “remains a promise” and 360 beings remain in the same torture centers where they have […]

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GAP Project participated in the World Congress of Bioethics and Animal Rights in Brasilia - September 2, 2014

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From August 28-30, GAP Project participated in the 4th World Congress of Bioethics and Animal Rights, held at the University Center of the Federal District (UDF), in Brasília, Brazil. This edition, more than the previous ones, showed how the issue has gained importance in the legal environment. Besides the discussion of several important issues,  such […]

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Director of GAP Spain visits Brazil and Argentina - September 1, 2014

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The director of the GAP Project in Spain (known as Project Gran Simio), Pedro Pozas Terrados, author of the recently released book “Defenders of Equality – Freedom without chains, beyond genetics”, which recounts the struggle over the past 20 years for the great apes, will start a visit to Brazil and Argentina next September 5. […]

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Toti: a millionaire’s caprice - August 28, 2014


“I knew Toti two years ago, I met him at his home in Cordoba. I also know Alejandra Juarez and the work she has been doing as a representative of GAP Argentina. Last week, traveling to southern Argentina, I came to see the Toti, visiting him in his new home in Bubalcó. It saddens me […]

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Argentina will host International Conference on Animal Rights - August 26, 2014


Organization: Institute of Animal Law, College of Lawyers of San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina Date: September 8, 2014, 9:30 am Themes: Teaching Animal Law in Latin America Great Apes, their rights and their Habitat Conservation Legal Tools in Defense of “Non-Human Persons” Jurisprudence Exhibitors: Pedro Pozas Terrados – Spain (GAP Spain) Tagore Trajano de Almeida […]

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Brazil will host the 4th World Congress of Bioethics and Animal Rights - August 26, 2014


From August 27-30, the city of Brasilia will host a major event in the area of animal rights: the IV World Congress of Bioethics and Animal Rights, organized by the Animal Abolitionist Institute. The event has become a reference in the area and brings experts from Brazil and the world for discussions. This year, among […]

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Monti smiles again - August 21, 2014

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Two months ago, Alejandra Juarez, from GAP Argentina, and Vania Ynterian, from GAP Brazil, visited Monti for the first time. His reaction was fantastic, demonstrating that he is a chimp that can be perfectly restored into a sanctuary with his peers. They were more than an hour with him, took blankets and some goodies, things […]

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Roman: a warrior without hatred - August 20, 2014


His history goes back to the African jungle. He was born somewhere near 1966. He was hunted and his parents were possibly killed. One he appeared, in May 1975, at the Holloman Air Force Base, in the State of New Mexico. He was immediately placed in medical torture programs. In 22 years, he was anesthetized […]

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The desperation of loneliness - August 20, 2014

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I’ve seen reflected in the eyes of primates, humans and non-humans, most of all political prisoners with whom I lived some steps of my life. It was not just the physical loneliness of not having someone to share and even love, it was the loneliness of abandonment, the future, the rancor of their surroundings. Toto is one of them. When he arrived at the sanctuary weeks ago, we did not understand him. He sought isolation in the darkest […]

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The unexplained death of Robin Williams - August 19, 2014

Robin Williams and gorila Koko

A sensitive human being, after meeting another being even more sensitive, gorilla Koko. Watch this video:

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Monti: the oldest prisoner cries for freedom - August 12, 2014


Chimpanzee Monti is 45 years old. He spent all those years in the same prison, facing the audience, with no possibility of privacy or company. Monti is the oldest Argentine conscience prisoner because he is innocent of any wrongdoing. His only fault was born a nonhuman primate, and be used to entertain and amuse the […]

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Winter in the sanctuary - August 7, 2014

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It took more than ever, but now the cold of winter invaded GAP Great Ape Sanctuary in Sorocaba, and we had to resort to comforters, especially for those who like to sleep or staying a long time in their baskets outdoors. Here are some recent pictures of chimpanzees who sleep outdoors enjoying their new comforters. […]

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The power of youth - August 7, 2014

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Days ago Congressman Gustavo Petta visited us in GAP Sanctuary of Sorocaba. He was accompanied by Gabriel Bittencourt and his wife, who are close collaborators of our struggle for the rights of great apes and animals in general. Gustavo Petta was President of Brazilian National Union of Students and is militating in Environmentalist Parliamentary Front […]

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Brazilian councilman presents a bill to extinguish zoos - August 5, 2014

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Councilman Zander Fabio, from Goiania (middle centre of Brazil), presented at City Hall earlier today a bill calling for the total extinction of Goiania Zoo. In his assessment, the city can do history if the proposal is effective. Zander affirmed that animals have no quality of life in the zoo.”The model of the zoo is […]

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Who is responsible? - July 31, 2014

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  A new accident happened in a Brazilian Zoo, in a city called Cascavel. An 11 year old boy who had access easily to the cages of big cats ended causing a tiger, who hurt his arm, which later had to be amputated.   Who is responsible? The boy’s father was arrested for abandoning his […]

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In the heart of North America: a history of horror - July 31, 2014

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Scotty was born on October 21, 1982, from a female chimpanzee who had no name, she was the number CH-490; and from an unknown father. When he was two years old, he was immersed in a small cage hanging from the ceiling of a laboratory name Lemsip, in the State of New York, the heart […]

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Planet of the Apes: humanity shows its face - July 30, 2014

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The theatre is full. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” develops captivating the attention of the ones present, especially children with parents and teenagers. Caesar, the chimpanzee who won the genetic barrier of speech, communicates with words and, hurt by the duplicity of human conduct, says “apes do not kill apes.” However, humans act […]

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