Fighting for animal rights isn’t a radical idea. It is, however, a fundamental test of one’s morality. The video below may look cute and sweet but the world has to know their shocking story.
Deep in the jungle of West Africa, down the Farmington River in Liberia is a place known to locals as Monkey Island. It is a home to about 66 abandoned and sick chimpanzees. These primates were formerly used by New York Blood Center (NYBC) for hepatitis research. When the group’s medical experiment ended a decade ago, they supported the colonies’ care financially through the help of their contractual partner, the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research. But on March, 2015, NYBC ended its funding for these animals.
Infected with deadly diseases and abandoned in the island with few source of food and with no source of drinkable water, these chimps are fully dependent on human kindness. They are currently under the care the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Moreover, several animal welfare groups show their support as well through fundraising campaigns and through their continuous effort to hold NYBC accountable.
Cruelty, selfishness and irrationality are just few of the thousand reasons why our world is in great chaos. Support these chimps by spreading awareness and sharing their story.