HomeFAQSearchRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Gaznandi
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6723
Join date : 2009-08-11
Age : 51
Location : Wet Beaver Creek

PostSubject: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:46 am

http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16064687

The emotional moment a group of chimpanzees saw daylight for the first time after being kept in a laboratory for their whole lives has been caught on film.

The video shows the animals edging out of the door hesitantly at first and looking curiously up at the sky.

But they then appear to celebrate their new found freedom by hugging each other and laughing.

The 38 chimps were taken from their mothers shortly after they were born and kept in a research facility in Austria.

They were used for tests based on diseases such as HIV and hepatitis and kept in isolation.

They were rescued in 1997 after the pharmaceutical company behind the research was sold and taken to a farm where keepers have since tried to reintroduce them to the outside world

It is only now that experts felt the time was right and the chimps were ready to experience fresh air.





Ta TW for the sig.
Back to top Go down
luthien

avatar

Posts : 130
Join date : 2011-05-27
Age : 57
Location : Grey Haven

PostSubject: Re: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:51 am

Very moving. To see these poor chimpanzees discovering the open air and the sun, it is warm in the heart and at the same time it is poignant.

Thanks Gaz
Back to top Go down
Spellarella
Lifer
Lifer
avatar

Posts : 3905
Join date : 2009-08-16
Location : Peeking out of a drain.

PostSubject: Re: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:52 pm

Echoed what Luthien said.
Back to top Go down
.tUrniP
Lifer
Lifer
avatar

Posts : 910
Join date : 2009-08-13

PostSubject: Re: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:57 pm

Lovely but are we right to personify them?
Back to top Go down
Mileeba



Posts : 198
Join date : 2011-12-02
Age : 47

PostSubject: Re: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:55 pm

What do you mean personify them?
Back to top Go down
.tUrniP
Lifer
Lifer
avatar

Posts : 910
Join date : 2009-08-13

PostSubject: Re: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:10 am

I guess that technically I mean anthropomorphise ... I know almost nothing about chimpanzees - are these really behaviours that we share or are we projecting?
Back to top Go down
Spellarella
Lifer
Lifer
avatar

Posts : 3905
Join date : 2009-08-16
Location : Peeking out of a drain.

PostSubject: Re: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:12 pm

It is believed these are shared feelings with any speices that has a social setting. An example recently concluded rats also display 'human behaviours'. which I feel should be more defined as social pack animal displays.

The observation of the rats, showed they will go to aid another rat if it is trapped. Share food and resources etc.

Wolves also do this and so do many other social pack animals including humans.
Back to top Go down
.tUrniP
Lifer
Lifer
avatar

Posts : 910
Join date : 2009-08-13

PostSubject: Re: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:52 pm

Then it is indeed a lovely story; Even if, once again, it's the contrast with human barbarism that makes it so.
Back to top Go down
Mileeba



Posts : 198
Join date : 2011-12-02
Age : 47

PostSubject: Re: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:54 pm

My old pops used to say, only thing that differs us from them animals is way we loo. Rest of what is us bar the looks is in them animals too.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)   

Back to top Go down
 
Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom (link inc video)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Name That Book! Make us laugh!
» Another ZList Wannabe With No Taste Whatsoever
» Gerry McCann To Testify About Press Intrusion? Well, That Should Be Fun
» Jodi Arias--Smoking Room...The place to Unwind!!
» What music stereotype are you?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: General Chat :: News and Current affairs-
Jump to: