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  • Writer's pictureGina Scrofano

GOOD NEWS! Over 200 Lives On The Road To Freedom

According to the National Geographic, “Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives, sharing more than 98 percent of our genetic blueprint.” However, as opposed to gaining respect and kindness due to their many similarities to humankind, that instead has been used against them. For years, an immense amount of chimps have only known a life of imprisonment and unfathomable suffering. But for many chips from the University of Louisiana, that is about to change.

Due to a recent partnership agreement between Project Chimps (a sanctuary financially supported by The Humane Society of the United States and other parties), and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) laboratory, the laboratory has set plans to retire several chimpanzees.

Thanks to decades of hard work, dedication and animal advocacy, over 200 chimps that have been used for torturous laboratory experiments are on the road to a New Life of Happiness and Freedom.

According to the HSUS, Project Chimps plans to eventually house the chimpanzees "in nurturing and natural surroundings, ensuring that they have a healthy, enriched, and peaceful future." If that is not a reason to celebrate, I don't what is.

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Chimpanzees are extremely intelligent, highly social and form deep and loving family bonds.


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