The United States is one of only two countries that still does biomedical medical research on laboratory chimpanzees. They spend their lives in cages, never able to breath fresh air, feel the mud under their feet or the sun on their shoulders. Not a good life.
|Two chimpanzees react after being released from laboratory|
cages and brought to an outdoor sanctuary in Louisiana.
For the record, I'd be suicidal if I was denied exposure to nature, so I feel for these chimps.
In the video below, we see what happens when the chimpanzees are released. (100 of them recently were released here) The awe on their faces, after being confined in cages all their lives, when they see the wide open spaces and the sky stretching as far as the eye can see is breathtaking.
The chimps in the video were released into Chimp Haven Sanctuary in Keithville, Louisiana. I really hope these chimps have long, beautiful lives embraced by nature for a long, long time.
Warning: This is a full Kleenex alert. Don't watch without them.