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Lab chimps see the light for the first time in 30 years of being locked up..Emotional !

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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:14 AM
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Lab chimps see the light for the first time in 30 years of being locked up.

This was absolutely brilliant to see ,the joy and happiness of the chimpanzees.
I would embed the video if i could,you just have to see this for yourself ,very heartwarming moment.




The animals hugged each other in delight before they took their first steps outside. Emotional footage, below, shows how they reacted to their new surroundings.

The outing marked the end of a 14-year bid to re-integrate the 38 primates after they spent most of their lives cooped up inside. One commentator said: "They hugged as if saying, 'We're finally free'. And then they laughed."

Lab chimps see daylight for first time in 30 years
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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How incredibly sad..

as one of the comments said, makes me ashamed to be human


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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:19 AM
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Here ya go....

If we locked away a human for 30 yrs with no sun or fresh air...it's called cruelty. If we do this to another species, it's called science.

hmmmm.








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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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Thank you Jude ,i was looking for it to embed ,but couldn't find it.

It breaks your heart watching the joy of them finally seeing daylight ,and being free.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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They walk upright more like humans. They've clearly picked up some human behaviours after watching humans for many years.

I still don't understand why people can't see that chimpanzees are an "us."



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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Can't watch now but, what the heck were they locked up for?? Were they breaking the law? Were they mistreated to the point of being violent?


 
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:29 AM
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hi op
that is a shame
its almost like the film brubaker with robert redford



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:30 AM
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Speciesism is worse than racism. Don't sh*t in your backyard. The bloody world is our backyard for crying out loud


 
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:31 AM
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They were used in hepatitis and HIV research and held in a lab in Austria.


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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:32 AM
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It is truly disgusting what humans put animals through for their own benefit.
We are an embarassing species.

This video is truly remarkable and shows that all animals are meant to be free.

Not locked up in cages for their entire existance.

I guess the opposing argument is that without these animals, we wouldn't have life-saving drugs.
We should be ashamed of ourselves...but we are too vain.

Life is truly amazing, especially animal life.

... and the mindset that scientists, in general, that test these animals have...
Un-freaking-real.





Thank you for that.






posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:33 AM
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If we locked away a human for 30 yrs with no sun or fresh air...it's called cruelty.


nope it´s called prison time or solitary confinement


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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:35 AM
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Very moving footage.


Reminds me to do good everyday, I would rather die a thousand
deaths than humiliate myself by treating other beings like that.
I can do without medicine and makeup products. As my forefathers could.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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One commentator said: "They hugged as if saying, 'We're finally free'. And then they laughed."


Good that these chimps have a brighter future, just sadening to know there’s load of other lab and test animals suffering around the world.

Animal testing is a tough issue to debate.

The animals we as a species use for medical tests and development, is some of the real heroes of the world. They are sacrificed to make human life better, but I can’t say humans made their life better in any way. Lab animals should only be used if there's a real threat to humanity. Not because some cosmetic company need a new hair remover or something similar.

Such a threat could be ebola if it mutate into a airborne version, then you would have a disease that make the plague in the middle age look like a mild cold. (definitely not suggesting we infect healthy animals with ebola).

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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Yeah it's difficult but we do have ways around it....perhaps the methods would be slower, but that's where preventive measures and education of them come in. They can be reduced in alot of cases, but certain ones like observing living systems, it's hard to replicate an animal with similar systems.

Alternatives and Reducing Animal Testing

Hopefully we can eliminate it altogether eventually.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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There is no freedom without control. That thought comes to mind.

Freedom is not free. Ever heard that?

This freedom we enjoy, the convenience, has a price.

The animal tests allow us to save lives. They allow us to live modern lives.

Do the innocent people in wars that die ever ask to be sacrificed in our favor?

Do extinct species ever have a choice when we consume their habitat?

Is a cop ever given a choice when a suspect aims a weapon at him?

Do the fish that we kill for food ever voluntarily give themselves to us for our nourishment?

Do dictators give us a choice when they defy reason and spread death?

What about the cattle on farms. Did we ever ask them if we could butcher them or milk them?

And, btw, the earth could only support about 100 million hunter/gatherers.

So we can't go backwards in time and live the way we used to.

There is only forward. We have a choice.

We can break all the rules and suffer and die as we try to make new ones; it's not free.

Or we can go on as we have previous. A bittersweet acceptance of life.
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posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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[color=dodgerblue]That is so incredibly sad. Just who do we think we are? What gives us the right?

All in the name of science....



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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Very positive video

And thanks for that.

I would rather lock a human inside a shed, than I would with an animal.

I hope they will live a good life from now on.



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 11:27 AM
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The way the chimps walk around and smile makes me wonder if we did originate from those primates? The way they walk and kind of smile, as well as hug, sends sparks in my brain to ponder the idea even more.

Nice video...I didn't read the article, but it is nice to see that after years of "torture" being locked up they are set free. It is kind of like humans being locked up in a society that looks humane, but under the political corruption we are under, it too would be nice to feel free. Then we can hug and laugh too...and get away from Wall Street blunders.

S&F



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 11:28 AM
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Originally posted by daryllyn
[color=dodgerblue]That is so incredibly sad. Just who do we think we are? What gives us the right?

All in the name of science....



"Scientists kept the animals in isolation and gave them HIV and hepatitis. Their ordeal finally ended in 1997 when the pharmaceutical company behind the research was sold"


i know who do we think we are is the correct phrase... but if your family or child was brought up to the plate for testing .. and they asked you


would you rather a human being or a monkey ... you would easily jump on board the monkey and put him in the grinder ?


this testing is important for the humanous cancer to live longer , its just another branch of our selfishness


we have to test on animals .. or else we have to test on our selfs....

but you all speak under your breathe if you were asked to volunteer to be where the monkeys are now and being tested on ..


sure it sucks ... but someone has to do it and bite the bullet



im sure these monkeys lived longer in confinment then they would've in the wild anyway? fed , housed , security lol



posted on Sep, 6 2011 @ 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by ypperst
Very positive video

And thanks for that.

I would rather lock a human inside a shed, than I would with an animal.

I hope they will live a good life from now on.


You should lock yourself up first if you think that way. It is no different than locking up an animal.

Btw, look up Plum Island. Maybe you should work there too.



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