Saturday, January 26, 2008

Save the Chimps featured on CBC

Save the Chimps is an organization dedicated to providing a permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, entertainment and the pet trade. After receiving a donation from the Arcus Foundation, Save the Chimps purchased 200 acres for a permanent sanctuary in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

Recently, the CBC featured Save the Chimps in an episode of its award-winning show "Cruel Camera," which can be viewed in its entirety at this link. The CBC's website also offers details on the often bleak lives of Chimps in Hollywood and includes statements from one of the main suppliers of primates to the movies indicating his belief that chimps will be a part of the movie making landscape much longer, and may be a thing of the past in a decade. In fact, the website has posted a letter (pdf) from the supplier's attorney indicating a desire to sell his remaining chimps.

1 comment:

Fubie said...

How wholly hypocritical. Organizations like ALF are slanderized and called terrorists when they rescue animals from unimaginably cruel and unnecessary laboratories but when its chimps, WELL then! That's a whole different thing! Or not. they're all breathing feeling beings, they all are able to suffer.
Everything changes when the governments own money is involved.