When I read this article, I have to say it really opened my eyes in regard to what research chimps are put through. It also makes me wonder why human beings do what we do to chimpanzees, our closet living relative (or any animal for that matter).
The article is entitled “America’s last group of research chimps will make their home in North Georgia New sanctuary residents will find plenty of space (and smoothies.)“ by Mary Jo DiLonardo over at the Mother Nature Network. At least it lets us know that there are groups like Project Chimps (in addition to individuals like Jane Goodall and her Jane Goodall Institute) striving to end this barbaric process.