March 21st, 2012
It is a dark time for the creatures closest to us on the evolutionary wonder we call our planet. Indeed, the world's wild chimpanzee population is now estimated to be as low as 300,000. If you are harboring any doubts that man alone is responsible, you are indulging yourself. However, not all of the depopulation has been the result of poaching or deforestation. Thousands of these primates have been destroyed over the years through torture masquerading as science. The video below shows a group of rescued "lab specimens" being released into a protective refuge in Austria called Gut Aiderbichl. For some, it is the first time they have breathed fresh air or seen natural light in as long as thirty years.