Sunday, January 24, 2010


Ten more Chimps were just migrated to Save the Chimps Sanctuary in Fort Pierce Florida. Boy was one of the first ones on the bus. I am so happy that he is finally home where he can roam free on his island with his family!

Boy is around 40 years old. He has had a hard life. He was captured in Africa when he was just a baby and spent almost his whole life in research labs, where he lived in a small cage. These research labs did terrible things to Boy, where he had to have lots of surgery and lots of tests.

In 2002 Save the Chimps rescued almost 300 chimpanzees from the Coulston Foundation and Boy was one of them. I have never met Boy and I don’t know if I ever will. But that’s ok because I am so happy just to know he is free to be on his island. If I get any pictures of Boy on the island I will post them so you can see!

Monday, January 11, 2010


January 11, 2010

Dear Brandon,

Thank you for contacting my office to express your support for the Great Ape Protection Act. It is good to hear from you.

As you may know, this bill was introduced on March 5, 2009 by Rep. Edolphus Towns (NY-10). This legislation bans invasive research on great apes, as well as prohibits federal funding towards such research. The Great Ape Protection Act also includes provisions prohibiting the transport of apes for the purpose of invasive research and breeding.

Since its introduction, H.R. 1326 has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. While I do not sit on this Committee, please be assured I will keep your concerns in mind should this bill be considered on the House floor.

Thank you again, Brandon, for contacting me. It is an honor to serve you in Congress. If I may be of service to you in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Bill Posey
Member of Congress

Saturday, January 9, 2010



I am trying to find out what discoveries have been made from torturing these primates.  I have done alot of google searches but haven't found anything.  If anyone know what cures or medicines were discovered using Chimps and other primates will you please post them. I think they have suffered enough.  Please help stop them from hurting them.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Cruelty Of Using Great Apes In Entertainment

Just stuff I have learned!

Hi Everyone!            

You won’t believe what I have discovered about Chimps! Not everything thing I have learn is nice. Most of it is very sad. People are still selling chimpanzees on the internet as pets and to become entertainers. If that isn’t bad enough there are still labs doing testing on Chimps. They keep these Chimps in small cages and do testing on them and abuse them.

I thought after what happened with” Travis the Chimp” that laws would have been made. It was terrible what happen to Charla Nash but it was not Travis’s fault. Chimpanzees are meant to be in the wild. They are very intelligent animals. They are very social and live in family groups and we cannot force them to live like humans.

Did you know that when a baby chimp is taken away from the mother she mourns her whole life? This is happenening in Africa and and in labs.

Did you know when you go to the circus and see a chimp smiling he is not happy but scared? Chimps don’t smile. Their trainer’s beat, shock and abuse them. So when you are watching and laughing at the show. The Chimp is scared that if he doesn’t do what he is told he will be beaten again. When these chimps become 8 or 9 years old they get too big to control. So they end up in labs, people’s backyards, or small zoos. This is a sad and lonely life.

Save the Chimps is the worlds largest Sanctuary for Chimps. They have rescued the Chimps from the Coulston Foundation in New Mexico. This was a terrible lab that mistreated chimps for decades. They infected chimpanzees with human diseases and bred them for medical experiments.

Save the Chimps isn't open to the public but when you think about it that is good.  I know when I went to a small zoo last year and kids were throwing food and poking at the monkeys and chimps.  It was sad and the parents do it too.  This zoo was dirty and the Chimps were in small cages. How would you like to be in a cage with people laughing at you and throwing cookies and popcorn at you?  That is scary.  I know there are some zoos that do the best they can with what they have but there are small zoos that don't have the room for monkeys or apes.  Even though I love animals the gorillas and chimps.  I don't think I ever want to go back and see that.  Save the Chimps is clean and the chimps get good food to eat.  Best of all they can run free on their islands.