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 […]
Kaporos chicken rescue brings New York City a smile on 9-11-2021
Rare good news on a grim anniversary NEW YORK, N.Y.––Twenty years after al Qaida terrorists on September 11, 2001 hijacked four airliners and crashed two of them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, killing 2,763 people, tens of thousands of New Yorkers awakened to a good news story. About […]
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 […]
Why 37 chimps “retired” by NIH in 2013 are still not in sanctuaries
Humane Society of the U.S. sues National Institutes of Health over outcome of “CHIMP Act” claimed as HSUS “victory” ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico; SHREVEPORT, Louisiana; BLUE RIDGE, Georgia––“Nestled in the pines near Keithville,” 17 miles south of Shreveport, Louisiana, the 200-acre Chimp Haven sanctuary “even has 11 new residents as part of a $20 million […]
HSUS-backed Project Chimps drops lawsuit vs. whistleblowers
Defamation case settled, defendants vow to press on for sanctuary improvements BLUE RIDGE, Georgia––In fewer than 20 terse words, the Project Chimps sanctuary defamation lawsuit against former chimpanzee caregivers and whistleblowers Crystal Alba and Lindsay Vanderhooght ended on August 14, 2020: “Plaintiff Project Chimps Inc.,” said the legal paperwork, filed in the U.S. District […]
Shimon Shuchat, 22, & Dick Goddard, 89, had animal advocacy in common
New York City activist & Cleveland weather forecaster were each legends in their spheres NEW YORK CITY, CLEVELAND––One of the youngest prominent animal advocates in the Northeastern U.S., Shimon Shuchat, 22, and one of the oldest, Dick Goddard, 89, died a week apart, on July 28 and August 2, 2020, in New York City […]
Ape learning experiments? When will humans ever learn?
Whether chimps can talk is much less perplexing than whether humans can care for them adequately after research use BLUE RIDGE, Georgia––Few people visit Blue Ridge, Georgia, population fewer than 1,500 humans, plus 78 chimpanzees retired from biomedical research use to the Project Chimps sanctuary. Quality of care issues have in 2020 emerged as a […]
Why has Project Chimps gone ape$#!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 […]