Rehabilitating ex-laboratory chimpanzees

This video from the USA says about itself:

Chimps: A New Life, Retirement

4 March 2013

More than 100 government-owned chimpanzees in research laboratories have started a new life at Chimp Haven sanctuary. Learn more here.

From Wildlife Extra:

Film showing chimps rescued from laboratories receives peoples award

The film Chimps: A New Life, Retirement, which was made by The Humane Society of the United States and features more than 100 government-owned chimpanzees starting a new life at Chimp Haven sanctuary after being rescued from research laboratories, has been named by the Telly Awards a People’s Silver Winner

Attracting more than 11,00 entries a year, the Telly Awards honours the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web.

For its 35th season, The Telly Awards joined forces with YouTube to give the public the power to rate videos submitted. In addition to recognition from The Silver Telly Council, The Telly Awards’ judging panel made up of more than 500 accomplished industry professionals, the Internet community helped to decide the winners.

The Silver Telly Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work. Less than 10 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honour.

The emotional film includes scenes that show the chimpanzees stepping out onto grass for the first time, and their faces are in awe to see the sky above them rather than bars of a cage.

Kathleen Conlee, vice president of Animal Research Issues for The Humane Society of the United States said:

“The faces of the chimpanzees from our undercover work is what has fuelled our efforts, and to see them finally reach sanctuary and step out on that grass led to a flood of emotions. But we still have more to do. We are so thankful this award gives us another opportunity to tell their stories as we work to get those chimpanzees remaining in laboratories to the sanctuary they so deserve.”

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