Seeks “peace with honor” & withdrawal after whistleblower campaign BLUE RIDGE, Georgia––The Humane Society of the United States on January 10, 2022 committed $20 million––at least in a media release––to making material improvements at the HSUS-funded Project Chimps sanctuary in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The HSUS pledge, observed Their Turn founder Donny Moss of New York […]
Project Chimps paints walls in lieu of giving chimps daily outdoor time
Paint job was not “whitewashing” because Project Chimps used bright colors BLUE RIDGE, Georgia–– Humane Society of the U.S. representatives once upon a time derisively denounced as eyewash meant to impress human visitors, not the imprisoned animals, the common zoo practice of painting scenic backdrops on bare concrete walls. Staff and volunteers at the Project […]
HSUS-backed Project Chimps drops lawsuit vs. whistleblowers
Defamation case settled, defendants vow to press on for sanctuary improvements BLUE RIDGE, Georgia––In fewer than 20 terse words, the Project Chimps sanctuary defamation lawsuit against former chimpanzee caregivers and whistleblowers Crystal Alba and Lindsay Vanderhooght ended on August 14, 2020: “Plaintiff Project Chimps Inc.,” said the legal paperwork, filed in the U.S. District […]
Ape learning experiments? When will humans ever learn?
Whether chimps can talk is much less perplexing than whether humans can care for them adequately after research use BLUE RIDGE, Georgia––Few people visit Blue Ridge, Georgia, population fewer than 1,500 humans, plus 78 chimpanzees retired from biomedical research use to the Project Chimps sanctuary. Quality of care issues have in 2020 emerged as a […]
Why has Project Chimps gone ape$#!T over ex-staff complaints?
Humane Society of the U.S. affiliate moves to enforce “ag-gag” against whistleblowers BLUE RIDGE, Georgia––Former Project Chimps staff members Crystal Alba and Lindsay Vanderhoogt, as well as their criticisms of the north Georgia sanctuary for chimpanzees formerly used in laboratories, might still be almost unknown to the world, except that Project Chimps recently sued […]