Thereâ€™s a great op-ed in the New York Times today about the cost that comes with using chimpanzees in entertainment. Some of our residents here at CSNW are former â€œactors.â€ We know that Jamie and Burrito both had stints with animal trainers, and some of the others may have as well. I saw firsthand what Hollywood trainers do to make chimpanzees perform, and itâ€™s a very sad life from start to finish. Only the lucky few make it to reputable sanctuaries. Please take a second to read the op-ed and send it around to your friends to spread the word. Together we can put an end to this practice. -Sarah
Archives for July 21, 2008
There is a window in the loft of the chimp house that looks out over the driveway. The chimps – Negra, in particular – like this spot because they can see the humans coming and going. When Sarah and I went into the playroom to clean this morning, we were not surprised to find a nest by this window. But with this nest there were just two toys from the dozens of new toys given out at yesterday’s party: a periscope and a pair of binoculars.