Saturday, May 24, 2008

About the Great Ape Project

About the Great Ape Project: "Anyone who indicates their endorsement of the Declaration on Great Apes can become a supporter of the organization, which takes the Anti-Slavery Society as its political model. The great ape project already has supporters in more than twenty nations. The great ape project will start operating at a national level in as many countries as possible. Activities range from public education, to campaigning, to the adoption of individual imprisoned non-human great apes. From small-scale, local interventions, the great ape project will work up towards an international level, so as to bring about a momentous but well-grounded change in the status of chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans.

Their long-term goal is a United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Great Apes. When this historic result has been achieved, the great ape project will advocate the setting up of guarded territories so that chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans can continue to live as free beings in their own ways."

This is what I was talking about in POLS 101 on Friday.

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