Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Incredible SHORT Film on Hollywood's Use of Great Apes in "Entertainment": No Reel Apes Campaign

This is a great use of technology to provide a glimpse into the use of Great Apes in "entertainment." For those who laugh at parading chimps, etc., perhaps you owe it to the truth to at least look into this issue. It's always amazed me anyway how humans laugh when seeing chimpanzees dressed up, etc. Seems we'd have more sympathy to a very close relative. (Note: those from Kansas or other "creationists" don't bother emailing me. I've studied biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and physical, cultural anthropology. There's no doubt that we are VERY closely related to chimpanzees. Don't be an idiot and deny this. Just take a look at them! If you don't see shocking similarities, then you're an idiot. Period.)

More information on this issue can be found through the Chimpanzee Collaboratory at:
www.chimpcollaboratory.org

Read on and visit the movie link. From another group:


With Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong hitting theaters this month, check
out our spoof of the movie and Hollywood's use of great apes in
entertainment [www.chimpcollaboratory.org/kk.htm]

It's part of the No Reel Apes campaign to end the use of great apes in
entertainment. King Kong used no real apes, but most people don't know the
trauma and mistreatment young chimpanzees and other great apes suffer in
other productions, or that many spend the next 50 or more years in
deplorable conditions.

That's why animal advocates (Dr. Jane Goodall, the Doris Day Animal
Foundation, The Humane Society of the United States, etc.) and Hollywood
professionals (Pamela Anderson, Daryl Hannah, etc.) are challenging the
Motion Picture Association of America to make great movies without great
apes. Below is a list of others joining our challenge.

Please forward this email on to your friends, colleagues and family, and
visit the No Reel Apes web page at www.noreelapes.org.

Thanks!

Dr. Jane Goodall
Doris Day Animal Foundation
The Humane Society of the United States
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund
The Center for Captive Chimpanzee Care
Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute
American Zoo and Aquarium Association
Animal Legal Defense Fund
The Arcus Foundation
Animal Welfare Institute
Born Free USA
Great Ape Project
Lord Stratford, House of Lords
Richard Wrangham, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Anthropology (Harvard
University)
Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics (Princeton University)
Daryl Hannah, Actor and activist
Pamela Anderson, Actor
Ed Begley, Jr., Actor
Wendie Malick, Actor and activist
Amy Smart, Actor and activist
Frances Fisher, Actor
Patrick McDonnell, "Mutts" Comic strip
Tippi Hedren, Actor, President/Founder (The Roar Foundation)
Tony Gardner, Alterian Studios
Debbie Levin
Patie Maloney
Virginia McKenna, Actor, conservationist, campaigner
Rachel Hunter, Actor and model
Bill Jemas, 360ep - Entertainment Property Management

Sarah Baeckler
Coordinator
Chimpanzee Collaboratory
c/o Suite 100
227 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
www.chimpcollaboratory.org
sarah@chimpcollaboratory.org

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