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The accelerated and unsustainable exploitation of the Earth's primary natural resources has become a major threat to apes in Africa and Asia, a major United Nations environment conference heard Wednesday.
Without any pre-training or restrictions in partner choice among chimpanzees, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, found for the first time that chimpanzees housed in a socially complex, contained setting spontaneously cooperate with multiple partners of their choosing.
Members of Parliament are calling for urgent government action to determine how many primates are being kept as pets across the United Kingdom. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee says they are worried about the welfare of animals being kept privately.
One person's entertainment is another's animal abuse.
That's the message the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA), a nonprofit network of primate sanctuaries advocating for the high standards of care for primates in captivity, is sending to Kalamazoo Growlers President Brian Colopy and corporate sponsor Tishhouse Electric concerning a June 19 home promotion advertised to feature dog-riding monkeys herding sheep in a "cowboy monkey rodeo."
It took a woman to change our view of humanity – or mankind if you use the language of the time. It was 1960 and Jane Goodall, a young secretary turned naturalist, began to closely examine our closest biological relative the chimpanzee.
What she discovered changed both our view of animals and what it means to be human and it propelled her on a journey to becoming a Doctor of Science, a Dame of fame, an author of books and a UN Messenger of Peace.