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Mike Spicer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mike Spicer

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A Happier Ending: Finding Permanent Sanctuary for Laboratory Chimps

Anjelica Huston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anjelica Huston

Taxpayer dollars being used to relocate the chimps, construct new housing in San Antonio and provide for their daily care in the laboratory should instead be used to fund their lifetime care in a sanctuary.

Chimps at the Super Bowl

Ryan Huling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ryan Huling

It's unusual that a company has chosen to include something in their upcoming Super Bowl ad that young people overwhelmingly disagree with: cruelty to animals.

PHOTOS: The Week's Best in Animals -- Baby Wallaby, Piglets, Baby Penguin & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sure, we've got your predictably adorable baby penguins and pigs in this week's batch of photos. But we've also got some more unusual baby pics, inclu...

A Reprieve for New Mexico Chimps

Michael Markarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Markarian

The National Institutes of Health has held the transfer of chimps from a New Mexico warehouse to an active research laboratory. It will instead wait for a review of chimps in research.

Omega, Cigarette Smoking Chimpanzee, Rescued In Lebanon Zoo (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Animal rights activists have rescued a 12-year-old chimpanzee from a zoo in Lebanon, after it was discovered the animal had developed a cigarette habi...

The Federal Animal Welfare Act: Are Animals Really Better Off?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Why are mice and other animals still ignored by the federal Animal Welfare Act, despite the fact that they are sentient beings; just like the relatively few species and individuals who are protected?

Help Pepsi Give Back to Primates

Brenda Scott Royce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Scott Royce

Having used apes to entertain and promote its products, it seems fitting that Pepsi should direct some of its charitable spending toward caring for these creatures. But it's not up to Pepsi, it's up to you!

Writing Half Brother: Love, Control, And Talking Animals

Kenneth Oppel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Oppel

Imagine, as a teenager, being told to treat a chimp like a baby brother, while never forgetting that it was also a lab specimen.

New York Times Writers Speak up for Chickens, Chimps

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Today, the New York Times covers two of the pitched debates in our society about animals -- the controversy over the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research and the industrial confinement of laying hens in cages for egg production.

Always Breaking News: Chimps Rape and Pillage! So What?

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Ryan

When a group of bonobos encounters another group, an orgy may well break out, but not a battle.

Chimpanzees Prefer Fair Play To Reaping An Unjust Reward

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eric Michael Johnson

Fairness is the basis of the social contract. As citizens we expect that when we contribute our fair share we should receive our just reward. When s...

Zhora, Russian Chimp, Goes To Rehab For Booze Addiction

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zhora, a chimp in a Russian zoo, has become addicted to smoking and an alcoholic after visitors gave him too many "treats." "We asked visitors not to...

Maybe Lusha Can Help You Hedge Against Inflation

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

An article in the U.K. Daily Mail reported that Lusha, a chimpanzee in Russia, outperformed 94% of the country's investment funds. Her portfolio increased by 300% in the last year.

Was "Ardi" a Liberal?

Frans de Waal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frans de Waal

What if we descend, not from a blustering chimp-like ancestor, but from a gentle, bonobo-like ape? What if we share characteristics with both of these relatives instead of the one favored by our political ideology?

Adorable Animal Families (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Since many people will be spending time with families this weekend, we thought we highlight some photos of amazing animal families. Check out how fami...

Chimps Display Altruism And Humanlike Good Will | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Without having been trained to do so, chimps in a Japanese study helped their fellow apes access elusive juice. The researchers say this adds to evide...

Studying Love Instead Of War -- What If?

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Do you remember the old folk ballad Down By the River Side - The one that has the line "I ain't gonna study war no more"? What if everyone studied Love instead? What would life be like?

What to Do With a Cantankerous Caiman and Other Exotics That No Longer "Fit" In

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mary Ann West

Connecticut's Exotic Animal Amnesty Day received a total of 135 exotic and potentially dangerous pets within the course of only a few hours.

Michael Jackson's Animals: Where Are They Now?

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Michael Jackson has left behind more than just his family and friends behind. The King of Pop also had an entourage of animals that he kept at his pri...

Chimp Attack Spurs 'Primates As Pets' Legislation

The Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Smith at Politico has the following press release today, regarding new 'primates as pets' legislation being introduced in the aftermath of Travis ...

Send Rupert Murdoch A Message He Truly Understands

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Scott Foval

Hit his big white Right Winger pocketbook right through his pants. Dump all of NewsCorp's properties and teach these extremist bigots a lesson in a way they'll remember.

Letter: Thank You New York Post For Reminding Me Of What You Are

BlackAndBrownNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dear New York Post: Thank you for reminding me of who and what you really are. Please don't bother to offer up an empty apology for this latest offense.

Sam Stein

New York Post Chimp Cartoon Compares Stimulus Author To Dead Primate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A cartoon likening the author of the stimulus bill, perhaps President Barack Obama, with a rabid chimpanzee graced the pages of the New York Post on W...

Monkey Business: Travis the Celebrity Chimpanzee Attacks!!!

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It's an old Hollywood cliché: failed and embittered childhood actor grows up and, no longer embraced by the establishment, acts out by viciously masticating an innocent woman's hold on.