The lives of Hercules and Leo at Stony Brook have been miserable. They live without the companionship of other chimpanzees in violation of National Institutes of Health ("NIH") guidelines. They have been required to undergo general anesthesia dozens of times. Researchers thrust wires into their bodies
In 1992, following the production of his music video for Remember the Time in which he appeared as an entertainer for a pharaoh, Michael Jackson went on a tour of Africa, starting in Gabon. The Ambassador to Gabon, Keith L. Wauchope, recalls the time he had this brush with the King in an interview with ADST in 2002.
The New York Blood Center has abandoned a colony of 66 chimps in Liberia that its research teams used in experiments for three decades, reports James Gorman of the New York Times in a story today. This story is not just about the chimpanzees, but also about the caregivers who have sacrificed so much.