Great Ape Project – GAP is a international movement created in 1994. The main purpose is to guarantee the basic rights to life, freedom and non-
GAP was the result of ideas developed on a book that has the same name, written by philosophers Paola Cavalieri and Peter Singer, who is considered to be one of the fathers of the animal defence and rights movement in the world. In the book, the authors and other renowned specialists, like British Primatologist Jane Goodall, explain that human beings and great primates share important characteristics, like social organization, communications and strong affectionate bonds among the individuals, which demonstrates that they are intelligent and, consequently, that they should have similar rights to ours.
The International Great Ape Project, consisting of independent institutions in Brazil, Chile, Córd d'Ivoire, Germany, Mexico, Spain and Uruguay, has a new and therefore eighth national chapter: United Kingdom.
The Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary (WAMS) www.ape-
This is especially important for the German and Spanish GAP-
WAMS has all the necessary licenses to import primates from abroad to the United Kingdom and to keep them permanently. In contrast to the three other centers for primates in Europe, the WAMS pursues a strict no-
WAMS is personally known to us: some time ago we were involved in the transfer of two chimpanzees from the Zoo Delbrück to Wales
(see: https://www.greatapeproject.de/delbrck/ ). The founders and trustees of WAMS -
Please welcome the new GAP Chapter
GAP is an International movement that aims to defend the rights of the
our closest relatives in animal kingdom.