Chimp Portraits


The images in this exhibition are of chimpanzees retired from biomedical research, the entertainment industry, and the pet trade. These individuals now live at the Fauna Foundation sanctuary in Montreal, Canada and the Center For Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida. Both facilities are committed to issues of animal welfare and enlightenment. They provide safe asylum for the chimps, most of whom have endured years of isolation in metal cages measuring 5' by 5' by 7' in laboratories where they were subjected to countless invasive surgeries and infectious diseases. In contrast, the sanctuaries offer the chimps a chance to live out their days in relative peace and comfort.

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