A Better Way Of Thinking



Some people would argue that we should conserve chimpanzees becauseÖ

  • They are genetically similar, evolution.
  • They have meaningful relationships with others, family.
  • They are sentient intelligent beings.

         But the simple fact of the matter is:

We should respect all beings because all life has intrinsic value.


The best rule of thumb is the Golden Rule- treat others as you would want to be treated.  We use this rule when we deal with other people, but it should work for interactions with non-human animals too.

We canít make you feel the need to help animals; everyone must make their own choices when it comes to how we treat them. You must take what you know, what you have learned from this web site, and your own gut instinct into account when making those decisions.

Things you can do to help:

  • Choose not to go to places that use chimps.

  • Donít buy products with images of chimps on them.  They may look amusing, but itís no joke to the chimpanzees.

  • Use what youíve learned to help spread awareness about what a great animal the chimp is, and how they need our help.


Content provided by Canisius College students under the direction of Michael Noonan, PhD.