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Monday, February 9, 2009

People Think There Are a Ton of Chimpanzees Out There

The public in general has a warped understanding of chimpanzees. If you go by the media, there are a ton of them out there. They are in zoos, circuses, commercials, movies, etc. If they are members of an endangered species, why are there so many of them around?

It's a bad perception problem for chimps.

And, of course, if they are so severely endangered, why are so many carelessly exploited for medical experimentation? They must be cheap and plentiful right?

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