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DEFENDING OUR COUSINS - October 15, 2008

Article published at Geographical Horizon Magazine (October 2008) – part 1 Defending our cousins All the primates should have their rights to life, freedom and protection against torture, mistreating and degrading captivity ensured. This is the main value defended by the movement called GAP International (The Great Ape Project), organization founded 14 years ago that […]

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PRIMATES AND US - October 15, 2008

Article published at Geographical Horizon Magazine (October 2008) – part 2 PRIMATES AND US ·         Gorillas, bonobos, orangutans and chimpanzees belong to the great primates\’ order, in which the humans are also included. ·         Chimpanzees are different from humans only for 1% of their DNA. ·         All the primates use facial and vocal expressions to […]

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\”LOOK AT THE EYES OF A CHIMPANZEE WHEN YOU GO TO THE ZOO\” - October 15, 2008

Article published at Geographical Horizon Magazine (October 2008) – part 3 "LOOK AT THE EYES OF A CHIMPANZEE WHEN YOU GO TO THE ZOO" NEW PRESIDENT OF GAP PROJECT SAYS HE INTENDS TO INCITE BRAZILIAN LAW SYSTEM SO THAT IT WOULD PRONOUNCE ABOUT GREAT PRIMATES\’ RIGHTS. GH – Why a Brazilian was nominated president of […]

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MEL\\\’S AMAZING JOURNEY - October 14, 2008

SAVE THE CHIMPS SANCTUARY Mel\\\’s Amazing Journey On July 12, 2007, Mel was born. Her mother, Megan, was 8 years old and nearly a baby herself. Sadly, Megan had no interest in Mel and refused to even touch her. That meant Save the Chimps had to care for Mel. She required 24-hour care and a […]

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CAPTIVE ANIMALS PROTECTION SOCIETY: LETTER TO EDUCATION AND CULTURE COMISSION - October 13, 2008

6th October 2008   Dear President,   Animal circuses   I write with regards to the forthcoming public discussion and vote to ban the use of animals in circuses.   The Captive Animals\’ Protection Society (CAPS), founded in 1957, is the leading UK-based charity working to end the use of animals in circuses. We strongly […]

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GAP PROJECT, AFRICA – LOLA YA BONOBO SANCTUARY - October 10, 2008

GAP PROJECT, AFRICA LOLA YA BONOBO SANCTUARY By Fernando Turmo, from Africa In 2002 it was created near Kinshasa, capital of Congo Democratic Republic, the first and unique centre for rescue of orphan bonobos of the world. Its founder is Claudine Andre, a Belgian lady who is engaged in saving the species from extinction. This […]

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EXPEDITION TO SENEGAL - October 9, 2008

The first challenge we had to deal with was to coordinate flights and hours so that the partners from different places could meet with us. The majority left from Barajas airport, in Madrid. Anna Mula joined us in Casablanca, and Oscar and Marta in Tambacuonda (Senegal). The operation worked with the precision of a watch, […]

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CIRCUS WITHOUT ANIMALS ARE COOL: shows in Brasilia - October 9, 2008

Aiming to demonstrate to society the value of the circuses art and to show that this has nothing to do with exploitation of animals, GAP Project, ANAMI Institute, Ibama (Brazilian Institute for the Environment), World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA – Brazil) and Brasilia Zoo Foundation, with the support of Public Justice Department of […]

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HOW HUNDREDS OF CHIMPANZEES WERE USELESS TORTURED - October 8, 2008

TO JEROM IN MEMORIUM "Like every experiment with live animals, Jerom suffered a lot during the period that the disease was inoculated in his body. Without the use of medicines, not even to ease the pain, in order not to impact the experiment. I have been with Jerom in his last six months. I was […]

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ACCUSATION AGAINST ALASKA CIRCUS, SPAIN - October 7, 2008

GAP PROJECT URGES FOR CIRCUS BOYCOTT   GAP Project (PGS, in Spanish) has launched in Spain an alert to all the citizens of Jerez da Frontera area and of cities on Andaluzia for them not to allow the installation of circuses with animals, specially one named Alaska, which uses several animals on its shows, including […]

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NATIONAL PRIMATE LIBERATION WEEK - October 3, 2008

NATIONAL PRIMATE LIBERATION WEEKOCTOBER 11TH – 18TH 2008             Make it count for the primates in labsJoin Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN) and Last Chance for Animals (LCA) for National Primate Liberation Week 1.3. CANDLELIGHT VIGIL UCLAMonday October 13th, 5:00 – 7:00pmMeeting place: UCLA, Corner of Le Conte and Westwood, Westwood Village. More then ever it is important […]

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HOMO TROGLODYTES: FROM THE ORIGINS TILL NOWADAYS! - October 2, 2008

THAT\’S HOW LINNEAUS CLASSIFIED  Homo troglodytes: from the origins till nowadays   In the 18th century, taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus, who created the binomial naming system and the scientific classification, was the one who put together in groups the living beings considering their similarities and refined the species naming system used till nowadays. For this reason, […]

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ORANGUTANS NEAR TO EXTINCTION - October 2, 2008

CRUELTY at Indonésia (Article published at Época Magazine) photo: The female orangutan Mutia, who was found chained inside a drain. The species is threatened to extinction Mutia, a 17 year-old female orangutan, was found by an animal defense NGO inside the drain of a fabric industry at the city of Medan. She was chained and seemed […]

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CIRCUS AND ORGANIZATIONS DISPUTE ANIMALS IN BRASÍLIA - October 1, 2008

Circus and organizations dispute animals in Brasília (Translation of an article published at Folha de São Paulo in 1st October, 2008)  by VERÔNICA COUTO Circus and non-governmental organizations are going to battle in Brasilia, on November 4th, during a public audience at the Congress to discuss the Circus Law, which prohibits animals in the shows. […]

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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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