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Posts tagged ‘great apes’

Chatting with Charles Siebert

Charles Siebert’s New York Times story about the Nonhuman Rights Project has stirred lots of interest around the country in last few days. Among other scoops,…

Unlocking the Cage

For the last two years, Academy Award-winning movie maker D.A. Pennebaker and Oscar nominee Chris Hegedus have been following the work of Steven M. Wise and…

Q & A with Steven M. Wise

Steven M. Wise, President of the Nonhuman Rights Project President, answers some of the questions we’ve been receiving in the wake of the cover story in the New York Times magazine.

First: “Why can’t a humane society or local authorities just go in and rescue those poor chimpanzees?”

Our First Plaintiff

Our plaintiff did not walk into our office; he couldn’t. When we last saw him, he was being held captive in solitary confinement in a small, dank, cement cage in a dark shed in temperatures 40 degrees below his native land.

Leaving Las Vegas

Last December, Terry the chimpanzee celebrated his 34th birthday. He got some apples and other treats, and a few visitors wandered by, but it wasn’t much of…

Enough Already!

One of the gorillas at the Dallas Zoo has finally had enough of a bunch of out-of-control kids yelling abuse at him through the glass. This…

Meet Your Ancestor . . .

This is Archicebus achilles, or “beginning long-tailed monkey.” One of the very earliest of our primate ancestors, she weighed about an ounce, could fit in the…

Why You Lie Like an Ape

Next time someone catches you telling a small fib, just explain that, as one of the great apes, it’s just part of your cooperative nature. After…