The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization which provides hands-on-care and services to more than 100,000 animals each year. HSUS is working to put in place animal care and control agencies to create communities for our wildlife neighbors, where humane and non-lethal solutions are given priority (Humane Society). The author has a compact argument and properly uses facts and statistics, logos, to support their argument. Additionally, the author does not rely on ethos, to gain their audiences attention. A nine-month undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has revealed unlawful mistreatment of hundreds of chimpanzees and other primates at a federally funded New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) in Louisiana. The NIRC cages about 6,000 monkeys and 325 chimpanzees on its 100 acres which is a massive amount. The investigation reveals animals forced with anxiety and discomfort behind bars of this research facility. Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace which advocates improved welfare for and better knowledge of chimpanzees, primates, and other animals said, “In no lab I have visited have I seen so many chimpanzees exhibit such intense fear” (Humane Society). In 1900, close to 1 million chimpanzees lived in the wild, as of today there are as few as 340,000, which is an astonishing drop of population. Valerie Jane Morris
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There were no families, no companions, no grooming, and no nests . There were only cold, hard steel bars and concrete and terror and loneliness that went on for so many years that most chimpanzees would sink into depression, eventually losing their minds . As a result of enduring the terror and pain of having their bodies routinely violated for experiments and the loneliness of their tiny steel and concrete prison cells, many chimpanzees bear lifelong emotional scars . Numerous studies have shown that even long after they’ve been retired from experimentation, many chimpanzees exhibit abnormal behavior indicative of depression and posttraumatic stress . They suffer from symptoms such as social withdrawal, anxiety, and loss of appetite . They pull out their own hair, bite themselves, and pace incessantly . when they were done testing on them they are locked up in cold bars and they are put in small
In the National Geographic documentary film, Among the Wild Chimpanzees, Jane Goodall pursues her desire to understand and investigate the foreign chimpanzees as it was a study of three generations on chimpanzees which was the longest study of any wild animal group in the world. Jane Goodall grew up in Bournemouth, England and since she was a young child, she was always fascinated with animals which enlightened her passion in investigating these chimpanzees even though many said, “You’ll never get near the chimpanzees.” Regardless of this, Jane Goodall’s approach to studying the chimpanzee's became revolutionary as it allowed future generations to further investigate chimpanzees. When the anthropologist Louis Leakey sent Jane on a mission
Despite a lack of scientific academic education, Jane Goodall’s work on the chimpanzees made revolutionary breakthrough in the field of understanding chimpanzee behavior. It was all made possible by her firm belief on her unconventional methods which academics in the field eyed with cynicism and felt was pointless. Such pessimistic outlook on her efforts from established academics did not blight her morale; instead she carried on with her methods of analyzing the chimpanzee population with full enthusiasm and self belief.
“Of Primates and Personhood: Will According Rights and “Dignity” to Nonhuman Organisms Halt Research?”, by Ed Yong, is an article that explains the intentions of the Great Ape Project (GAP). The project demands a basic set of moral and legal rights for chimpanzees,gorillas, bonobos, and orangutans. Many countries have taken part of this project such as the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The message of the GAP is that the animals are not property, therefore they believe apes should not be used for experiment or entertainment. However, not everyone agrees with GAP’s rights-based approach. Frans de Waal, from Emory University believes that if we give rights to the apes, why not give rights to other animals such as monkeys, dogs, and rats? Singer says, “Speaking personally, I feel we should extend rights to a wide range of nonhuman animals” and he also says, “All creatures that can feel pain should have a basic moral status.” In the EU, Jane Goodall wants experimentations on apes and all animals to end. Many people are in favor of the GAP
Goodall, J. (1971). In the Shadow of Man. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. The author’s goal in writing this book is to discuss her experiences and what she had learned from studying wild Chimpanzees. Goodall wrote this book in order to convey her knowledge of a species of animal she loves very much, so that others may become educated and join her in protecting them. She dreamed of going to Africa to see them, and was offered a job by Dr. Lewis Leakey. Goodall wanted nothing more than a chance to help. Her experiences in surrounding herself with them have completely changed the way scientists conduct field research. Whether she intended to or not, the data she has collected has debunked myths and uncovered truths about chimpanzees, while bringing more light to human behavior.
“Only if we understand, we will care. Only if we care will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.” -Jane Goodall Some time ago, in London, England, a small girl received a stuffed Chimpanzee from her father, to commemorate the birth of a Chimpanzee in captivity at the London zoo, sparking her ambition of embarking on a career observing animals in the wild. At the time this was a strange ambition for a girl, nonetheless, this girl achieved her dream, and changed the world in the process... Jane Goodall is a well renowned british primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist. She is also a prominent humanitarian, environmentalist, and a very inspired, intent United Nations messenger of peace. She is most distinguished for her many significant
The Jane Goodall Institute website provides information about the projects regarding the protection of chimpanzees and other primates. Based on the institute’s initiative to protect the primates by providing education to the community, supporting sanctuaries, and working with law enforcements (website JGI). Furthermore, the information provided on the program Roots & Shoots points out a guide to those interested in helping the wild life, and provides aid to elaborate new plans to help the primates. The first step is to acknowledge the problem, in this case is finding a way to protect the chimpanzees. Second, to elaborate a pan, the JGI conservation program uses technology such as cloud computing and remote sensing to provide up to date information on the
The captivity of primates in zoos can be viewed as maltreatment by animal welfare organizations since confining them in such establishments is going against their rights to be liberated and it may cause some unwanted stress, yet zoos provide various enrichment programs, medicinal assistance, scheduled meals that are appropriate for the primate’s diet, and conservation of the said animal. Primate captivity in zoos can be regarded as both moral and unethical for it imprisons primates, however, as their natural habitat dwindles, zoos also preserve primate population through captive breeding. Furthermore, zoos simultaneously deform the lives of the primates, garner sympathetic reactions from humans for these creatures, and inform
She was responsible for the studies of chimpanzees. Ironically, she did not have substantial knowledge of science and particular scientific method to conduct explanation or experiment. But unsurprisingly, she end up discovered something that many experienced male researchers unable to accomplish. Goodall’s major discovery was the new observation of how chimpanzees use tool to survive. At the time, many primatolgical scientists still stuck on the old framework that only human can use tool so that we can become the king of species. But Goodall overturned the majority in 1960s when she conducted several observation in chimpanzees, include how chimpanzees feasting on a wild piglet after hunting and process of chimpanzees using twigs as a tool to extract termites from its nests. Behaviors like these could explain chimpanzees has the capable ability to use tools surrounding them and use it to survive, just like human beings. The major reason that Goodall can observe such unexpected discovery may due to her “empathy” to chimpanzees. Empathy can influence how she ask questions and make lateral procedures on the studies. But while she has such success on discover new founding of primates, she was under attack by many other male dominant field workers, like objection, disagreement, criticism on her unskillful report and unprofessional scientific method. But overall on the Goodall’s research, she
In order to observe and record the behavior of the chimpanzees at Gombe, she had to introduce herself and other humans to the wild animals. This inherently changes the behavior of the chimps, and it is hard to tell exactly how it does so when there is, of course, no close records of chimps with no chimp-human interaction. The chimps grew used to humans, taking food from them, sitting with them, taking medicine from them, and interacting with them. Although this perhaps cannot be helped, it is certainly one of the limitations of this work. Goodall also addresses the many critiques she has gotten for giving the chimpanzees names and attributing emotions to them. This runs the risk of projecting what may in actuality be a human emotion onto a chimp that may not be feeling anything close to that. In terms of this limitation, however, I believe the benefits of the methodology outweigh the
Following her initial position as a secretary Jane began her work with the chimpanzees: “In July 1960, twenty-six-year-old Jane Goodall set out for the first time for Gombe National Park in southeastern Africa to begin a study of the chimpanzees that lived in the forests along the shores of Lake Tanganyika.” (Jane Goodall). With very little formal training Jane began to make her observations of the primates culture that she surrounded herself within: “Chimpanzees, Goodall showed, organized themselves in groups that had complex social structures.” (Jane Goodall Biography). After working with the apes for two years her friend and mentor Louis Leakey suggested that she get her doctoral degree from a program in Cambridge University.
The author’s audience in this article are scientist who conduct medical research using animals. The author’s purpose is to inform the reader on how a cure is being researched, but there are many ethical researcher obstacles they have to face in order for them to continue their research with chimpanzees. The recent Ebola outbreak has devastated and effected people worldwide. The unspoken truth is the disease has wiped out a third of the Chimpanzee and Gorilla population in the Congo of Africa. Ebola is a disease that is transmitted from primate to human beings. The rapid spread of the disease has been attributed to the tight troop or band the primates live in. Humans are thought to have contracted the disease through the handling of the carcasses of the dead chimpanzees. Peter Walsh is a wildlife biologist who is
Introduction: I remembered how throughout my life I respected and admired people that tried to help animals in need. I remembered how I felt when I saw first-hand the result of abuse. I remembered how I wanted to help those poor animals that were being treated so cruelly. And for all that I remembered, I decided that the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) was the interest group I felt strongly for and chose to research.