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LOLA YA BONOBO WINS INTERNATIONAL PRIZE - December 3, 2008

LOLA YA BONOBO SANCTUARY One decade ago, Claudine André, who is Belgian but lives for many years at Congo Democratic Republic, founded the sanctuary Lola Ya Bonobo, near the capital Kinshasa, where currently 63 orfan bonobos are being taking care. Claudine did not only do this extraordinary rescue work, but also has been fighting, through […]

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CONCERT TO RAISE FUND - November 26, 2008

SAVE THE CHIMPS SANCTUARY The well known blues musician Harry Hmura (who used to be a member of the band Cotton Blues Band) is presenting his third annual concert to raise fund to Save the Chimps Sanctuary, on Florida. This year the concert will take place on the The Falcon House, in Delray Beach, Florida, […]

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SIXTH SENSE: INTRINSIC ONLY TO HUMANS? - November 26, 2008

A lot is known about the sixth sense, but few – or no – scientific base is able to explain it. It is a phenomenon that is not explained, but is believed to exist only between humans. Have you ever felt a different sensation, as if you had been oriented by something to leave one […]

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HOMO SAPIENS: THE FIFTH GREAT APE - November 26, 2008

How far it goes the reasoning capacity of a chimpanzeeω And of an orangutanω Of a gorillaω In captivity it is easy to observe dissimulation behaviors and even the planning of attitudes by the chimpanzees, which go against the arguments given back by anthropologists who insist on considering them as simple animals. However, the reality […]

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WHAT IS IT TO BE A HUMAN? - November 19, 2008

OPEN DEBATE   Monday, November 17, I was talking with Dr. Pedro and he came to me with a intriguing question: what is it to be a human beingω I thought for some minutes and answered using a biological logic, with the definition of the species Homo sapiens. But the question goes beyond that. After […]

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TEN MONKEYS SACRIFIED WITH NO NEED - November 18, 2008

BOYCOTT GIBRALTAR GAP Project Spain are speaking out against the authorities of Gibraltar for having sacrificed ten monkeys of the species Macaca sylvanus, which lived on the territory, because they were supposed to be bothering residents and tourists. These monkeys live in freedom in this area for a lot of years and now, due to […]

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AN ART EXHIBITION FOR GREAT APE CONSERVATION - November 18, 2008

GREAT APE TRUST SANCTUARY  After a successful debut in 2007, Great Ape Trust\’s Apes Helping Apes art exhibit and conservation fund-raiser has returned for a second year. The exhibit opened to the public Friday, Nov. 14, at The Avenue Gallery in West Glen Town Center, Des Moines. Two paintings auctioned earlier this month at a […]

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CAPTIVE ANIMALS PROTECTION SOCIETY SUPPORTS CAMPAIGN TO BAN ANIMAL CIRCUSES IN BRAZIL - November 17, 2008

Article (in English) published on winter 2008 edition of "Release" magazine, edited by British organization CAPS (Captive Animals Protection Society).

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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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