There are two petitions from Care2 and PETA for you to sign to help get Tootie the lonely chimpanzee to a sanctury. Please sign both and share.
Release Tootie the Chimpanzee from Solitary Confinement
Concerns continue regarding the confinement of chimpanzees in various facilities, schools and zoos such as Tootie that is allegedly being held at a roadside zoo known as the Stump Hill Farm in Massillon, Ohio. This poor animal has been held in solitary confinement for the past 20 years. This is not the proper way for animals like chimpanzees to live.
Read about Tootie at http://www.peta.org/action/action-alerts/stump-hill-farm-retire-tootie-sanctuary/ where this poor primate had to live out its early years in the entertainment industry
Please Read More and Sign the Petition
Also please send the PETA message concerning Tootie:
Urge Stump Hill Farm to Retire Tootie to a Reputable Sanctuary!
“Without a complex social environment, chimpanzees—just like humans—suffer from loneliness, boredom, and depression. Tootie’s days of languishing in isolation at this roadside dump must come to an end. Speak up today and urge the roadside zoo to release Tootie to a reputable sanctuary, where he can live out his days with space to roam, companionship, an abundance of enrichment, and expert caregivers who can tend to his specific health needs.
Please feel free to use our sample letter, but remember that using your own words is always more effective.”
Please read more and send the message:
No Animal belongs in a cage isolated from his own kind. Like us chimpanzees are highly social animals and suffer the same detrimental affects of isolation as a human being would and which you can see in the video about Iris included in the PETA information and petition above. In the wild living in large groups chimpanzees form strong social bonds which are maintained through hours of grooming one another and playing with others. Chimpanzees maintain close family bonds and bonds with the other individuals within their communities much as we do. Solitary confinement is torture for Chimpanzees as it is for human beings.
Chimpanzees are highly social beings, just like humans. Social interactions are essential in a chimpanzee’s development, learning and overall wellbeing.
Read more about the social organisation of Chimpanzees:
The Jane Goodall institute of Canada