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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What Steven Wise’s talk tells on the rights of chimpanzees - May 27, 2015

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US lawyer Steven Wise, president of the NGO Nonhuman Rights Project (NHRP), summed up in just less than 15 minutes the meaning behind the idea that chimpanzees are rather subjects of law and shall be regarded by the courts as people, not as objects. In a talk at TED event held in March this year […]

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2050: will chimpanzees exist? - May 25, 2015

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In the wild certainly not. A few years before bonobos, gorillas and orangutans will also be extinct. They will also have gone from the nature the elephants, lions, tigers, rhinos, hippos and most large terrestrial mammals. The natural habitat of these species has been devastated by human population growth. Consider that Africa, the continent where […]

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GAP Spain demands an end to the trading of chimpanzees among zoos - May 19, 2015


Great Ape Project Spain (PGS) has demanded an end to the trading of chimpanzees that is “frequently” carried by zoos because they affect the mental health of the great apes involved and has demanded explanations from Bioparc (at the city of Valencia) for having transferred all its chimps to other zoos and disintegrated a whole […]

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Supporting visit do GAP Mexico - May 18, 2015

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Read the full report (in Spanish) of Pedro Pozas’s (president of GAP Spain) visit to GAP Mexico. The activities happened from April 20 to April 29. INFORME VISITA MÉXICO GAP INTERNACIONAL

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Adan is found dead - May 7, 2015

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Chimpanzee Adan, who had fled days ago from Zoo-Safari Sa Coma, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, was found dead, possibly drowned, in the woods near the Safari. GAP Project asked the authorities a real investigation about his death, which is considered strange, and an autopsy, to settle the real cause of his death. A request for […]

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Proposal for closing the Zoo in Palma de Mallorca, Spain - May 6, 2015

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GAP Project and other animal rights organizations have denounced the Zoo-Safari Sa Coma, which allowed the escape of two imprisoned chimpanzees  and the death of one of them. The hunt for the male Adan continues in the woods surrounding the Safari. An order requiring the Zoo closing is being made to the Spanish environmental authorities, […]

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Zoos owners should be held criminally liable - May 6, 2015


Organizations are presenting an application for criminal liability against the owners of the Zoo-Safari Sa Coma, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for the murder of Eva, a female chimpanzee who escaped from this site recently. A wave of protests is happening in Europe due to this senseless action of the Zoo and maybe will prevent the […]

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Zoos in the anteroom of death: escape and death in Palma de Mallorca, Spain - May 5, 2015

Chimpance Safari Espanha

We received information that a Safari in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, notified yesterday the escape of two chimpanzees who lived trapped in small cubicles at the zoo. The order was to kill them, because the zoo is not prepared to do the chemical immobilization, such as any similar institution protocol. It is easier TO KILL […]

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