The last 50 tortured - November 25, 2015


Last week, NIH – US National Institute of Health announced that the last 50 chimpanzees who were chosen absurdly by the Institute as a strategic reserve, in case they had to use them in biomedical experiments, were also being released and will not be used anymore. For decades, NIH encouraged medical torture experiments in great […]

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Peter Singer supports campaign “Great Apes – Living World Heritage” - November 18, 2015


Philosopher Peter Singer, one of the founders of GAP Project and considered the father of the movement for the defense of animal rights, has signed the letter of adhesion to the campaign Great Apes – Living World Heritage, advocated by GAP with Unesco. He recorded a video explaining  the reason for the support and the […]

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The wild chimpanzee who cared for her child with disability - November 17, 2015


By Melissa Hogenboom/ BBC Earth In the first case of its kind, a female chimpanzee has been observed caring for an infant with severe disabilities in the wild. The young chimpanzee was discovered in Mahale Mountains National Park in Tanzania. Known as XT11, she lived for 23 months. She was the sixth child of her […]

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GAP Project Spain / International launches campaign “Great Apes – Living World Heritage” - November 11, 2015


November, 11, 2015: Anyone who believes that the four species of great non-human primates – chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos – help to tell the story of humanity and hold intelligence and sensitivity that justify that their basic rights are respected can help, with a click, to officially recognize these animals as Living World Heritage. […]

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62% of North-Americans are in favor of Animal’s Rights - November 11, 2015

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In 2008, according to Gallup agency, 25% of North-Americans believed that animals should have the same rights as humans. In 2015, one-third comes to believe in this. In addition, 62% of North-Americans now also believe that animals should have some legal protection, that they should be  free from  people abuse and exploitation, but without getting […]

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A tribute of chimpanzees - November 3, 2015

Milan e Anita Starostik

If there is someone chimpanzees in Brazil should make a tribute for by the struggle for their survival and living conditions, this is Milan Starostik. Over the past 15 years with Milan, a citizen of Czech origin, who set up at Parana, south of Brazil, a powerful industrial group – Cia Providence, we had the […]

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Thousands of “Sandras” in the world thanks - October 26, 2015


For the first time in the world, a judicial system, in this case the Argentine, recognizes loud and clear that a great primate, Sandra, a female orangutan who lives in Buenos Aires Zoo, is a non-human person and has inalienable rights that must be respected.  That was the sentence of Judge Dr. Elena Libertori , […]

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Stand With Us for Abandoned Chimps - October 20, 2015

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Oct 15, 2015: Today, we are rallying outside the New York Blood Center’s headquarters in New York City with many other animal advocates. We have gathered together to call on NYBC to reinstate funding to care for more than 60 chimpanzees that the Center abandoned in Liberia. After decades of research and testing, these animals […]

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Emory University: bad example - October 15, 2015

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If the American society does not mobilize until November 16, Emory University will send six females and two males chimps into a fifth category Zoo in England. After exploring them throughout life, now that they cannot continue torturing them, they intend to send them to an unknown destination, regardless of the reaction of the defenders […]

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A hundred dollars for a bear - October 15, 2015


Despite protests since its ban in 1994, next week the State of Florida will allow 1900 hunters to compete for a black bear for two days. To have this absurd opportunity to kill a bear, if you are a resident hunter in Florida will pay $ 100; if you are from out of state, $ […]

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Our biggest project - October 14, 2015

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In the coming days, GAP Project and its representations worldwide will circulate among all social networks and the media the launch of its larger project:  the recognition of the four species of great apes as “World Living Heritage”. This request, which is fair, scientific, ethical, moral, emotional and supportive, will be forwarded by thousands of […]

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Massacre of bears in Florida - October 7, 2015


October 24th is the date set by the authorities euphemistically considered to be the ones who protect the American Fauna to begin the hunt for wild black bears in Florida. In two days, 320 must be annihilated, with rifle shots, for more than 1,900 hunters registered for that official massacre. The protests of the environmentalists […]

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The case Sandra - October 1, 2015


Sandra, a 30-year-old female orangutan, born in Germany, is in limbo at the Buenos Aires Zoo. The newspaper La Nácion, from Argentina, today published an article summarizing her case and mentions the possibility of she be transferred to the Great Primates Sanctuary of Sorocaba, affiliated with GAP Project, in the coming months. Today Buenos Aires […]

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5 Things We Need to Stop Telling Ourselves About Zoos - September 28, 2015


We hear a lot of things to justify keeping animals in captivity. But are these justifications based on fact, or are they simply what zoos would have us believe? Here are five things we hear about zoos, and why we should think twice about them. Myth 1: Zoos exist for conservation While some zoos may contribute […]

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Ingratitude of a North American University - September 16, 2015

Rescued chimp now in the safety of sanctuary

At Emory University, there is Yerkes Primate Center, which, for more than 50 years, tortures chimpanzees in medical experiments, according to private pharmaceutical interests. Primatologist Frans de Waal, who enriched and made himself known in the scientific world with his books on chimpanzees and bonobos, with fanciful unproven theories, managed, for years, a group of […]

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Caco’s adventure - September 15, 2015

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Yesterday, Monday (September, 14), was an atypical day at the Great Primates Sanctuary of Sorocaba. It was 11am and a wake-up call warned us that chimpanzee Caco had escaped. We put on our ongoing emergency system for these cases, warning everyone to protect, until those who had more intimacy with him find him. Pandemonium of […]

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September 9th: Great Apes Day - September 10, 2015


Rwanda President, Paul Kagame, publicly endorsed a petition to establish September 9th as World Great Apes Day, referring to a recent petition submitted by the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations General Assembly. President Kagame gave his support during his speech at the annual Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony on September 5th  near Volcanoes National […]

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Busted: Guinean wildlife official arrested for trafficking chimpanzees - September 3, 2015


Ansoumane Doumbouya was arrested August 21, following an undercover investigation by various authorities, including INTERPOL, according to a press release from the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), an initiative of the United Nations. He faces 10 years in prison if he is convicted. “Ansoumane Doumbouya has been identified for years as central to the illicit traffic of […]

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Ape rights crusade continues despite court losses - September 2, 2015


By Robert Gavin | The case for legal “personhood” of chimpanzees in New York will not be heard anytime soon at the state’s highest court, but don’t expect the battle to end. Advocates for the apes’ plight plan to continue making their case in court — and have some top legal scholars in their corner. Lawyers […]

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Darwin is dead - August 31, 2015

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With this appeal, General Attorney of Argentina, Julio Conte-Grand, published an article in the influential newspaper La Nación in which he criticizes the possibility that Judge Dr. Elena Amanda Liberatori recognizes Sandra, female orangutan who lives alone in Buenos Aires Zoo, with the basic rights of a non-human being and can be transferred to a […]

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