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THE DANGER OF WILD ANIMALS AT HOME - November 13, 2008

AN ALERT IN USA Pediatrics Academy of the United States is alerting all north Americans, specially children and youngsters, about the danger of buying and keeping at home wild animals due to the high risk of transmission of diseases. Dr. Larry Pickering, from CDC Atlanta, official institution responsible for monitoring infection diseases, alerted: "It is […]

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COUPLE SUPPORTS A TRANSFER TRIP TO A GROUP OF CHIMPANZEES - November 11, 2008

SAVE THE CHIMPS SANCTUARY COUPLE SUPPORTS A TRANSFER TRIP TO A GROUP OF CHIMPANZEES FROM NEW MEXICO TO FLORIDA In an unparalleled act of generosity, Karen and Don Young are the first supporters to sponsor an entire migration of chimpanzees from New Mexico to Florida. Save the Chimps\’ custom trailer, comfortably carrying nine chimps, left […]

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CHIMPANCES: HUÉRFANOS DE LA GUERRA/ CHIMPANZEES: WAR ORFANS - November 11, 2008

CONGO TRAGEDY In this photo, the baby chimpanzee is a war orfan, just like millions of his human brothers, who also became orfans and were crushed by the war that devastates Congo Bay countries for years. The soldier who carries him killed his mother to feed the members of the troop and kept him to […]

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DECREASE OF CHIMPANZEES IS ALARMING - November 6, 2008

YVORY COAST, AFRICA  The population of chimpanzees in west of Africa that lives in Ivory Coast has declined 90% in 20 years. According to a census developed in 1990, there were 12.000 live chimpanzees, considering the number of nests in a specific region. Using the same methodology in the same area in 2007, the number […]

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REBELS INVADE GORILLAS OF THE MOUNTAIN\’s CENTRE - November 6, 2008

CONGO REPUBLIC, AFRICA In a violent action, rebel army, of the minority Tutsi, commanded by Congolese general Laurent Nkunda, invaded the operation centre of Virunga Park Forest Police, which takes care of 200 gorillas of the mountain. The forest officers had to hide in the vegetation not be caught and killed. Currently Virunga National Park […]

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GAP AND ANAMI INSTITUTE PARTICIPATE OF MANIFESTATION AGAINST ANIMALS IN CIRCUS - November 6, 2008

Brasília – On November 4th, GAP Project and ANAMI Institute participate, together with Animal International Alliance, World Society for the Protection of Animals, Animal Defenders International, Pro Animal, Madu, Vegetarian Society and other animal defense organizations, of a public manifestation on the Deputies Chamber asking for the approval of the bill proposal 7.291/2006, which intends […]

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POPI, CLINT EASTWOOD\’s PARTNER, RETIRES - November 6, 2008

GREAT APE TRUST OF IOWA SANCTUARY  Hollywood and show business artist in Las Vegas, Popi, a 37 year-old female orangutan, is the third primate in a group of eight that still used to work that retires. She worked with Clint Eastwood in the 1980 movie "Any Which Way You Can" and now meets partners from […]

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A HOPE IS RISING - November 5, 2008

FROM THE DEPHT OF OUR ORIGINS  Millions of years ago a group of primitive Homos started the journey to the depth in African continent, aiming to populate the still unknown world, in other latitudes. His evolutionary brother, Homo troglodita, from whom he had separated, stayed at the tropical forest, which offered refuge and protection, until […]

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ONE MORE PROOF OF TORTURE - November 5, 2008

"THE BEAR THAT HAS ALREADY DANCED"   IBAMA found him chained to a cage, in the border of a highway near the city of Sobral, in Ceará state. He was the bear known as Dimas, the dancer. He had been mistreated in the circus in order to repeat movements like a dancing: he is blind […]

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97% DECLARE THAT ARE AGAINST ANIMALS IN CIRCUS - November 4, 2008

VOTING IN DEPUTIES CHAMBER\’S SITE, BRASILIA In the same way that the voting of TV programme Fantástico showed what the population think about animal in circus, a voting at the site of the Deputies Chamber – http://www2.camara.gov.br:80/comissoes/blog-da-comissao-de-educacao-e-cultura/ results in 97% of the people opining they are againt animal in circus. Using the phrase that the President […]

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96% OF THE POPULATION DO NOT WANT ANIMAL IN CIRCUS - November 3, 2008

FANTÁSTICO RELEASED THE FINAL VOTE   "96% OF THE POPULATION DO NOT WANT ANIMAL IN CIRCUS"   In an astonishing reporting, program Fantástico, from TV Globo, released on November 2nd, promoted the final verdict for the dilemma of the use of animals in circus. In a live research 96% of the population opined they were […]

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TIME FOR MOBILIZATION FOR THE END OF USE OF ANIMALS IN CIRCUS: CREATION OF A PARLIAMENT GROUP IN DEFENSE OF BRAZILIAN CIRCUS - October 31, 2008

Brasília, October, 29, 2008: The public audience about the bill proposal 7291/06, which prohibits the use of animals in circus in Brazil, was postponed today in the morning for the third time in less than six months. It won\’t happen on November 4th anymore, as it was scheduled. National Congress did not inform yet a […]

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GAP PROJECT PARTICIPATES OF BIOETHICS CONGRESS IN SALVADOR, BAHIA - October 29, 2008

I World Congress on Bioethics and Animal Law on October, 10th, 2008 Lecture: The Future of Zoos (October 10, 2008)Participants: Elba Muñoz, from Peñaflor Primates Centre (Chile), Selma Mandruca, from GAP Project, Tatiana Matos, Special Advisor of the Environment Secretary of Salvador, Gerson Norberto, Coordinator of Zoobotanical Park, and Pedro Lima, veterinary from Cetre/BA.

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A CAMPAIGN TO FREE THE CHIMPANZEES FROM MEDICAL TORTURE - October 29, 2008

R&R PROJECT – USA R&R Project published in its site and in New Yorker Magazine (October, 13 issue) a call asking for the retirement of all the chimpanzees who are in North American laboratories, which counts a lot. This campaign started one year ago with the photo of Tom Chimpanzee in New Yorker magazine together […]

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ANJANA IS SURROGATE MOTHER FOR TIGERS - October 28, 2008

TIGERS SANCTUARY, USA When hurricane Hannah separated two white baby tigers from their mother, Anjana the chimp came to the rescue. Anjana, at \’TIGERS\’ sanctuary in South Carolina, became surrogate mom and playmate to the cubs, even helping with bottle feeding. But here\’s the truly amazing part… Anjana does this all the time, having raised […]

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SLES TO CHIMPANZEES AND SANCTUARIES IN EUROPE - October 23, 2008

FROM AFRICA   By Fernando Turmo (GAP/ PGS)   Today we found ourselves in a complex moment. Decades ago a lot of primates victims of international illegal trade based on African and Asian countries arrived in Europe. A business that enriched a lot of people and allowed that millions of habitants of the old continent […]

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MEETING HIALS - October 22, 2008

HABEAS CORPUS ONGOING By Lorena Ahicart MuñozGAP Project (PGS) Spain July 30th. At noon in Viena, under a heavy sun. Despite this scenery, I am not thinking about the high temperatures, because my mind is traveling to another place. After all, our thoughts are free. I am a little bit late and concentrated on how […]

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ONGO BORN FREE HELPS SIERRA LEONE - October 22, 2008

TO PRESERV 1500 CHIMPANZEES IN THE WILD  ONGO Born Free has donated two computers and accessories to the Forestry Department of Sierra Leone Government, in Africa. In the country there is a Project that develops a monitoring work with 1500 chimpanzees who live in the wild, in protect areas. Director of Tacugama Sanctuary, Bala Amarasekaran, […]

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THE MYTH FALLS APART - October 17, 2008

ARE BONOBOS EQUALS TO CHIMPANZEESω Self-titled primatologist Frans de Waal, Director of Yerkes "Torture Centre", of Emory University, wrote several books and presented many lectures and TV programmes. He turned to be famous because of a theory he invented. After visiting bonobos in zoos, he came to the conclusion that "they are peace and love […]

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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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