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NEW COMPLEX IN SOROCABA WILL REHOME FELINES - October 1, 2008

NEW COMPLEX IN SOROCABA WILL REHOME FELINES  (Translation of an article published at Folha de São Paulo in 1st October, 2008)    Owner of a Sanctuary which house around 200 animals in Sorocaba (99 km from São Paulo), biochemist and businessman in the laboratories area Petro Ynterian is going to open in the same site, […]

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ANIMAL RIGHTS: ETHICS AND RESPECT - September 30, 2008

ANIMAL RIGHTS: ETHICS AND RESPECT  By Jaqueline B. Ramos*   The analysis of the way we deal with Nature evokes a very important reflection: the way that human beings relate to, use and/or exploit the non-human animals. Today there is no more doubt about the sentience of the animals (the ability to feel pain or […]

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THE PRIMATES MEGH AND DEBBY LILI WAIT FOR THE HABEAS CORPUS DECISION - September 15, 2008

THE PRIMATES MEGH AND DEBY ARE TREATENED AS DAUGHTERS BY THE FAMILY THAT IS ASKING IN THE JUSTICE FOR A HABEAS CORPUS IN ORDER TO AVOID THAT THEY ARE RELEASED IN THE WILD Photo: Debby, 3, enjoys her skate board in the 300 m2 game room Pet Chimpanzees by Flávia Gianini e Flora Rangel photos […]

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ANOTHER MYTH FALLS APART - September 11, 2008

THE SIZE OF THE BRAIN A group of anthropologists has been sustaining that the size of the brain is a human characteristic and that the great primates, because of the size of their brains, can not be considered humans. In a recent work published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientist Márcia […]

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A FAIR HABEAS CORPUS - September 11, 2008

THEY ARE PEOPLE TOO      Lili and Megh\’s case, chimpanzees who live at "Evolution Ways Sanctuary", owned by Rubens Forte and family – located in the city of Ibiúna and affiliated to GAP Project, became news with no effort.   It\’s a lawsuit that has been lasting several years and got to a point […]

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HABEAS CORPUS TO CHIMPANZEES IS GOING TO BE BETTER ANALYSED BY STJ – SUPERIOR TRIBUNAL OF JUSTICE IN BRAZIL - September 11, 2008

São Paulo, 11/09/2008: The trial of the habeas-corpus ordered to benefit two chimpanzees that live at "Caminhos da Evolução" Sanctuary, located in Ibiuna (São Paulo state countryside) and affiliated to GAP Project, was interrupted last week by the Minister Herman Benjamin, from the Brazilian Superior Tribunal of Justice (STJ, in Portuguese). After some denials, the […]

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A LETTER FROM PHYLLIS - September 10, 2008

My mother\’s name was Anna. She was born in Africa. When she was just a baby she was kidnapped by the United States Air Force and used in the early days of NASA\’s space travel research. My name is Phyllis and I was born in a cage at a research laboratory in the New Mexico […]

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CUBA NEGOTIATES AFRICAN ANIMALS WITH VENEZUELA - September 4, 2008

Cuba is going to send to Venezuela several animals from zoos, among them a lion, a hippopotamus and a teenager giraffe, in exchange to veterinary equipments, according to BBC. During and after Angola war, in which Cuba had an active participation, the country carried a lot of African animals\’ matrix/samples, aiming to reproduce and sell […]

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BRAZIL IS THE NEW HEADQUARTER FOR GREAT APE PROJECT – GAP - September 3, 2008

DR. PEDRO A. YNTERIAN ASSUMES INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENCY SEPTEMBER 2008: After a decision by GAP Project International\’s Directive Committee, a new board of directors was elected and the world project for protection and defense of the great primates\’ rights has Brazil as the new headquarter. Brazil has been producing very good results in the rescue work, […]

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GAP PROJECT ANSWERS - September 3, 2008

Why they\’re human rightsω…Because they are people too! In a recent article published at "Washington Post" newspaper, the journalist Russel Paul La Valle criticized the decision made by the Spanish Parliament that approves and grants human rights to great primates. As the author himself says, "a "right" is a moral principle that governs one\’s freedom […]

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IN BRAZIL, THERE ARE 74 CHIMPANZEES WHO WERW VICTIMS OF MISTREATING AND ARE NOW RECOVERING IN SANCTUARIES - September 2, 2008

(Article published at Globo on line on August, 29th, 2008) by Adriana Freitas RIO DE JANEIRO – Two chimpanzees who were apprehended by Ibama during a operation in circus "Le Cirque", in Brasilia, one month ago, are doing well and are recovering from the stress of the entertainment life. With no teeth, castrated and with […]

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GORILLA CRIES FOR HER DEAD SON - September 2, 2008

AT A GERMAN ZOO The gorilla Gana, 11 years old, shows his son Cláudio, who died unexpectedly when he was 3-month old, at a Zoo in Muenster, north of Germany. She tried repeatedly to bring his life back, moving him, until she noticed that he had gone forever. According to the zoo, Gana is in […]

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IBAMA x ANIMALS IN CIRCUS: MORE PROOF OF ANIMAL MISTREATING - August 28, 2008

Pony from Le Cirque dies at Brasilia Zoo; one camel and one elephant are in bad health condition August 27th, 2008: One of the ten ponies that used to belong to the circus Le Cirque died yesterday after arriving at Brasilia Zoo. This sad episode is one more chapter of the recent enviornmental operation against […]

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COLTAN WAR - August 28, 2008

Coltan is a mineral that is made up of niobium and tantalum. It is a very strategic mineral and is used to produce computers, in the aerospace industry, intelligent guns and implants. The main producer of the mineral in the world is Australia and it is also found in Brazil, Canada and China. But 80% […]

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IBAMA x LE CIRQUE - August 26, 2008

 IBAMA x LE CIRQUE: Chimpanzees kept at GAP Sanctuary and other animals are being transfered to Brasilia zoo 22/08/2008: While the Federal Law that will prohibit the use of animals in circus is not approved in Brazil – a public audiende to discuss the bill was rescheduled to November 4th -, the war against mistreating […]

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OPEN LETTER TO FEDERAL JUDGE ALAÔR PIACINI - August 18, 2008

Open letter to Federal Judge  Alaôr Piacini,  from  9° Department –  Brasília(Reproduction of the article published at "O Estado de SP" newspaper on August 17th, 2008, Caderno Aliás, page J7) "If this is not mistreating, what more is necessary to prove soω" One colleague of yours, Judge Gustavo Alexandre da Câmara Leal Belluzzo, signed last […]

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CHIMPANZEES FROM LE CIRQUE KEPT AT GAP PROJECT SANCTUARY - August 16, 2008

Chimpanzees from Le Cirque kept at GAP Project Sanctuary   16/08/2008: Federal Regional Tribunal (TRF, in Portuguese) from Brasília ω DF suspended, on the early evening yesterday, the resolution that had been signed by the 9th Federal Bureau from DF in favour of the circus Le Cirque. The resolution suspended the decision of closing the […]

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AT AFRICA COUNTRYSIDE GAP PROJECT IN THE WAY TO THE CHIMPANZEES - August 15, 2008

On August 16th, an expedition composed by ten volunteers of GAP Project Spain with the leadership of Paco Cuellar, International Director of GAP Project in Europe, will leave Madrid to go to Senegal, to meet the primatologist Jill Pruetz and her advanced group at a protect area called Fongoli, where some groups of chimpanzees from […]

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THE INSOLIT - August 15, 2008

PUBLISHED IN THE MIAMI HERALD IN SPANISH ON JULY 1ST, 2008  THE INSOLIT Spanish legislators probably are not concerned with the bulls that die on the arenas of the country, but they have approved a pioneer law that defines that the simians hominides have their rights. The Environmental Comission of the Parliament approved a resolution last […]

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ARCUS FOUNDATION CHALLENGE - August 15, 2008

Arcus Foundation, from North America, has launched a challege to everyone who supports Save The Chimps Sanctuary, at Fort Pierce, Florida, the biggest Chimpanzees Sanctuary of the world. For each dollar donated by people in general, the foundation will also put one dollar, till the mark reaches half million dollars. Take a look of how […]

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