There are hundreds of chimps living in cages in labs across the United States. They’re kept for research purposes and live much of their lives in captivity, never going outside or interacting with other chimpanzees in a natural way. While one can certainly make the argument for medical testing as being beneficial to humans, it’s a sad way for any animal to live.
Fortunately, the Humane Society of the United States is stepping in to give these chimpanzees better lives. As the chimps age, they retire just like people. Only for chimps, retiring means living in a natural habitat, climbing trees, and getting to know each other.
If you’d like to know more about the Humane Society and how they’re helping not only chimps, but also all other animals in need, you can check out their website. You can also see more of their videos on their YouTube channel.