Charles: the nonconformist - August 26, 2015


His body lying on the floor, eyes staring at the ceiling, his mouth half open, his lips and oral mucosa in bluish color. Lack of oxygen in the final minutes that sparked his life was evident. It was still early in the morning when I put his first meal, but he was not there. I […]

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UN supports transfer of orangutans and chimpanzee to GAP Sanctuary in Brazil - August 21, 2015

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In letters sent to Argentina and Mexico, GRASP Project (Great Apes Survival Partnership), from the United Nations, coordinated by Doug Cress, supports the transfer of orangutans Sandra and Toto, who live respectively in the Buenos Aires Zoo and the Chapultepec Zoo (Mexico City), and Cecilia chimp, who lives in Mendoza Zoo in Argentina, for the […]

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Steven Wise: Mister Habeas Corpus - August 17, 2015


In his pilgrimage by North American courts, some already call him “Mister Habeas Corpus”. This 64-year-old lawyer, professor at Harvard University, writer and also a chemist, is an confess optimist and considers that it is near to a US Judge authorize an Habeas Corpus filed by him to rescue a great ape from bad treatment. […]

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UN warns: orangutans of Borneo face severe threats of extinction - August 17, 2015


GRASP – Great Apes Survival Partnership – is a UN program backed by more than 100 countries, NGOs, research institutes, UN agencies and private companies as they struggle to save the species of great apes still exist in the wild on the Planet. In addition to the Mountain and Cross river gorillas, bonobos and orangutans […]

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Free Sandai - August 17, 2015


GAP Project in Chile, directed by Dr. Elba Muñoz, launched a public campaign for the release of Sandai, male orangutan who came from France and lives alone in a private zoo in Santiago, capital of Chile. At the same time we ask everyone to spread this campaign “Free Sandai”, which joins other campaigns –  freedom […]

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GAP Project Mexico asks orangutan Toto, from Chapultepec Zoo, to live in a Sanctuary - August 12, 2015


A web petition asks Toto, the orangutan who was left alone after the death of his brother Jambi, at Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico, to be transferred to GAP Sanctuary in Brazil. Sign the petition:

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Partial victory: chimpanzees gain freedom! - August 5, 2015


Stony Brook University, in New York, agreed to release Leo and Hercules, the two chimpanzees who were under the court ruling at the Supreme Court of New York, with the possibility of being granted with a Habeas Corpus. The University has been very pressured by animal rights organizations and by its own members, not to […]

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Gertrude dies: tortured in life - August 3, 2015


She was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, in the early 1970s. In 1975, she was captured and her parents were killed in a possibly mad capture program of baby chimpanzees in Africa to send them to North America, for projects of medical experiments. The destination was the Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, New […]

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Paulina’s emotion: we do not want greater or cleaner cages, we want them empty - July 29, 2015


Paulina Bermudez is the director of GAP Project in Mexico. The news that Chapultepec Zoo gave on July 24 th , announcing the death of orangutan Jambi, was already predicted by her. She met him when she worked at the zoo, as well as his brother Toto. Since this time she has been struggling to […]

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Jambi dies - July 28, 2015


Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico City, announced on July 23rd , in a statement, the death of orangutan Jambi, who, along with his brother Toto, lived for more than 24 years in the zoo. Recently it has been denied their transfer to the Sanctuary of the Great Apes of Sorocaba, affiliated with the GAP project. The […]

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Habeas Corpus in the Americas - July 27, 2015

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The debate carried out in the Supreme Court of New York about the right of two chimpanzees – Hercules and Leo – to live free with their peers in a sanctuary in Florida, instead of being kept in cages for a lifetime in a biomedical experimentation center at Stony Brook University, can finish in the US […]

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U.S. judge temporarily grants habeas corpus to chimps in step forward for animal rights - July 22, 2015


by: L.J. Devon, Staff Writer (NaturalNews) Two chimpanzees from Long Island New York are about to have their day in court. Legal representatives for the two chimps say the animals have been “unlawfully detained” by Stony Brook University. New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe considers the chimpanzees to be “legal persons” in the […]

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The drama of an abandoned chimpanzee - July 13, 2015

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GAP Project Spain began has been receiving dramatic appeals of organizations and people of the city of Mendoza, Argentina, for the life of female chimpanzee Cecilia, who lives alone after her companions died – first Charly and then Xuxa, a few months ago – at the city zoo in Argentina. Cecilia is depressed, feeling lonely […]

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Great Apes Emphasize Biosphere Importance - June 30, 2015

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By GRASP Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans are essential to the visibility and viability of many biosphere reserves across Africa and Asia, according to an infographic released by the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme. Great apes are found in 21 […]

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More chimpanzees are killed in Spain - June 29, 2015


A few weeks ago, two chimpanzees from Zoo-Safari Sa Coma, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, were killed. After escaping their enclosure and without an efficient chemical restraint plan, the police force killed them, after a two-day chase in the woods nearby the Zoo. Adan and Eve, the names of these unfortunate beings, add up to […]

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Business with primates - June 24, 2015


During the debate in the United States about the fate of hundreds of chimps that NIH (US National Health Institute) announced that it was retiring – they are scattered over a dozen medical torture centers – , the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of University of Texas, at Bastrop, launched the idea of ​​being reclassified as […]

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Victory or illusion? - June 17, 2015


A few days ago, North American NGOs ran stories emphasizing the victory that means the fact that the country’s official authorities recognized that captive chimps are in the same endangered status that the ones in the wild life, who are, in reality, being extinct. As long as we analyze this situation more objectively, and, for […]

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Chimpanzees in Liberia, Used in New York Blood Center Research, Face Uncertain Future - June 6, 2015


By JAMES GORMAN (New York Times) After about 30 years of using a colony of chimpanzees in Liberia for biomedical research, which ended 10 years ago, the New York Blood Center has now withdrawn all funding for them, prompting animal welfare groups to urge the center to reconsider its decision. For now, the Humane Society of […]

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Towards death - June 1, 2015

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I met her in Bwana Park Zoo, in Rio de Janeiro, which was about to be definitely closed by the Environmental Authority for abuse of its collection of animals. Judy may have been more than 20 years old, constituted a family, with her friend Tata and her partner Peter, and her sons and daughters, who […]

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Claustrophobia - June 1, 2015

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We have 55 chimpanzees at GAP Great Apes Sanctuary of Sorocaba, in the countryside of São Paulo state. More than 15 individuals are originated from circuses. If we observe them, we will realize the difference between them due to the type of life they have undergone. We have five chimpanzees who lived most of their […]

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