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Has Descartes Won?

Photo:PeTA

Photo:PeTA

The philosopher René Descartes spoke of animals as being like machines, having no feelings and no souls.  So if this is what scientists believe why do they continue to use animals in tests for behaviorism? And if scientists do believe an animal has feelings why would they torture this sentient being?

“A new PETA investigation has revealed never-before-seen photos and video footage from inside a secret National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratory.”

Please learn more here and share widely

http://investigations.peta.org/nih-baby-monkey-experiments/?utm_campaign=NIH%20Investigation&utm_source=PETA%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert

 

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Being Beautiful Can Be Harmful

Photo: JGI

Photo: JGI

Zoos choose to exhibit animals for a variety of reasons. One of them is beauty. Mandrills, who live in the tropical rainforest of central Africa, have so colorful faces that they stand out against their grey fur. Therefore, they are a big attraction in many zoos. But also people in the central region of Africa like to have them as pets. As with other animals in the wild, catching one means the death of many.

The Jane Goodall Institute not only has a Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Program, but also one for mandrills.

“These bright and colorful primates are often taken from the forest and sold as pets due to their striking appearance and fairly docile nature. This illegal practice, along with other threats such as deforestation and the illegal commercial bushmeat trade – the same threats facing chimpanzees – have critically endangered mandrills.”

To learn more about mandrills please read on here

http://www.janegoodall.org/media/news/tchimpounga-begin-process-release-mandrills

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/mandrill/

 

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Would There Be Chimpanzees Left Without Jane Goodall?

Kefan. Photo: Jane Goodall Institute

Kefan. Photo: Jane Goodall Institute

Without Dr. Jane Goodall there might not be any chimpanzees left in our world, at least not in the thick forests of Gombe.

Jane Goodall saw the responsibility the project for saving the chimpanzees had to also help humans sharing the space around the animals. If the humans would not understand how important the survival of these animals was, there would be no way to successfully come to the aide of the animals.

“When Dr. Goodall first stepped foot in Gombe, the forest was lush and stretched on for miles. However, as the decades passed, human encroachment has steadily crept toward Gombe National Park and swaths of deforestation surround the once pristine forests.
Dr. Goodall saw this firsthand when she was a passenger in an aircraft that flew over Gombe over 20 years ago. She saw that the park, once nestled among fertile, forested hills, was now surrounded by land that had been stripped bare. The cause of this rapid deforestation was human activity. As the human communities grew, they cleared more land for agricultural fields, chopped down more trees for wood, and ventured further and further into the forest. Dr. Goodall knew then that something needed to be done. Recognizing the rampant poverty in the surrounding communities, Jane knew that an approach that improved community health was the only way JGI would have any impact on the forests that the chimpanzees call home.”
You can read more about Dr. Goodall´s Institute here
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Tools and Chimpanzees

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Three women have changed the way we think about non-human beings, one of them is Dr. Jane Goodall. Her studies in Gombe, Tanzania, have led to many more research findings, have set the path for intrinsic, inspiring, advanced, and expansive investigations of previous “knowledge” and “beliefs” on hominids in general and chimpanzees in particular.

“There have been many remarkable discoveries made by animal researchers over the years, but Gombe is where Dr. Jane Goodall made perhaps the most amazing finding of all; a discovery that didn’t just change how humans think about chimpanzees, but changed the way humans think about ourselves.

When a young Jane Goodall first entered the dark forests of Gombe in what is now Tanzania, there was a common consensus among the scientific community that humans were the only animals with the cognitive capacity to use tools. However, all of that changed on one afternoon in 1960, when Dr. Goodall decided to watch one of her favorite chimpanzees, David Greybeard, hunt for termites.

While watching the large male chimpanzee forage around a termite mound, she noticed him picking long pieces of grass, sticking them into the mound, then pulling them out and licking them. Curious, Jane approached the termite mound once David Greybeard wandered off and discovered that David had been ‘fishing’ for termites, lowering the blade of grass into the mound and then pulling it out once termites had bitten it!

Sisters Glitter and Gaia search for termites at Gombe Stream National Park

After this discovery, Jane observed other chimpanzees in David Greybeard’s group stripping the leaves off of twigs and small branches and using those tools to grab tasty termites from their nest. This discovery — that chimpanzees use tools — was groundbreaking.”

You can learn more about Dr. Jane Goodall and here work here

http://www.janegoodall.org/chimpanzees/tool-use-hunting-other-discoveries

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