The Manifesto: Chimpanzees Are Living Human Fossils
Posted in 10/09/2019
A few days ago a 15-page paper was published in the magazine Human Evolution, Vol. 34, with four more worldwide references on this subject.
The title of the work is “Pan Survival in the 21st Century: Chimpanzee Cultural Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Emancipation Manifesto”. See the full version here: Roffman_Pan
The Manifesto is signed by well-known and prominent world figures in Anthropology and Archeology, which includes specialists from Universities of Israel, the United States and Italy.
Its first premise is to change the taxonomic classification of chimpanzees and bonobos, returning the original classification to be part of the Homo Genus. From now on chimpanzees would be Homo (Pan) troglodytes and Bonobos, Homo (Pan) paniscus.
In all the work gathered in the Manifesto of Eminent World Scientists, chimpanzees are proven to have personality, culture, language, social organization and human-like ability to adapt to different climates and geographies. .
At the moment they are Homo, they acquire the rights that humans have: cannot be exploited, held captive even being innocent, murdered, marketed for various purposes, dispossessed of their land; their family can not be divided or destroyed; cannot be used for entertainment, exhibition, medical experiments, and their human aggressors cannot should be not punished.
The Manifesto considers that chimpanzees are Living Fossils of Humans and that the few remaining individuals of the killing they were submitted to must be preserved.
The Manifesto states that Zoos have made a Genocide in Chimpanzee Culture and that they must be transferred to Sanctuaries or protected areas where they can have a freedom to build their society and be protected from human aggression. See the excerpt (on page 6) that objectively presents this explanation:
This work is the first known to have a worldwide transcendence and forces Governments and Societies of all countries to take urgent action to prevent our few remaining Living Fossils from being totally exterminated. At the end of the last century, we had 1 million chimpanzees in the wild, today they do not reach 120,000 individuals.
Now that we have discovered that our ancestors are still alive, even if almost extinct, a planetary effort must be made to preserve the few individuals that still exist!
Dr. Pedro A. Ynterian
GAP Project International