Since early in 2015, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International—with the support of the Liberian government, dozens of organizations and individual donors from around the world—have been providing emergency care to more than 60 chimpanzees in Liberia, Africa who were previously used in invasive research by a U.S. based research organization. Thanks to the incredible support we’ve received, we have been able to not only create a more stable situation for the chimpanzees but make several major improvements in their care, including the daily delivery of a nutritious and diverse diet, constant access to fresh water, additional birth control and the development of a highly-qualified, paid care team responsible for the daily operations of our work in Liberia. We’ve also been able to acquire much needed equipment, including a boat and motor to deliver food to the chimpanzees.
Fortunately, the situation has moved out of the emergency phase and The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have taken on responsibility for the lifetime care of the chimpanzees. The research organization that used the chimpanzees in research has provided approximately half of the estimated funding needed for the chimps’ lifetime care. But, we need your help to make up the difference!
These chimpanzees have been through so much—from the painful research they endured to civil wars in Liberia that resulted in the death of many of the 400+ chimpanzees used over the decades. Please donate now to help us continue providing these chimpanzees with daily care as we work to develop the high quality sanctuary they deserve!