Research Chimpanzees Infected, Abandoned, Starved, and Rescued.Chimpanzees infected with hepatitis were dumped on Liberia’s Monkey Island. The truth about the horrific lives of these sentient animal beings. Their treatment by a group of researchers from the pic.twitter.com/S5J08KpZTM
New York Blood Center was inexcusable: they infected them with hepatitis and river blindness beginning in the 1970s. The researchers fled Liberia during a deadly Ebola outbreak and the abandoned chimpanzees were left to starve. They couldn’t be released into the wild because
they could spread the disease and didn’t know how to forage for food Joseph Thomas, a previous caretaker at the researchers’ laboratory, steadfastly remained. He came to their rescue and stayed with the chimpanzees when the researchers fled, despite their carrying the disease.
He says he “remembers pulling up to islands and seeing frantic, desperate animals. They screamed and fought over scraps. It wasn’t enough.” Thomas now leads a dedicated team of caretakers. Thomas is quoted saying: “
What a kind man
Published at Tue, 27 Oct 20 18:27:07 +0000
By Roberto Cardella