Care provided to chimpanzees at Project Chimps, a sanctuary for chimpanzees located in Georgia, has come under fire by “[m]ore than 20 former staffers and volunteers,” as reported by Rachel Fobar in Animal Wildlife Watch on July 8, 2020.   “Wildlife watch is an investigative reporting project between National Geographic Society and National Geographic Partners.”

 Guest Blog-republished with permission.First published by AMP News Service Wednesday, November 18, 2015
In a late afternoon conference call with scientific society and research advocacy leaders, a National Institutes of Health official confirmed media reports that the NIH is planning to retire the 50 NIH-owned chimpanzees that currently remain available for research, and  send them

In a stunning decision, the Appellate Division of the Third Judicial Department in the State of New York denied personhood status for Tommy, the chimpanzee, expressly rejecting The Nonhuman Rights Project fundamental assertion that chimpanzees are “legal persons.”  In the Order, which upheld the lower court’s denial of a petition for a writ of habeas,