It all started with a group of young chimpanzees that were brought to Ohio State University to interact with humans, learn sign language, play, paint and use a computer. They were extremely loved and well taken care of. When the research funds dried up, the chimps were sent to Primarily Primates Inc.
According to activists, at PPI, the chimps were neglected, did not have adequate food and veterinary care and were living in substandard conditions (There were originally 9 chimps, but 2 died at PPI). Legal proceedings were brought against PPI and in the midst of this, the 7 chimps (known as the Magnificent Seven) were brought to Chimp Haven in Louisiana where they are now getting the care and attention they deserve.
Now, the attorney general is pledging to move the Magnificent Seven back to PPI — and for the chimps, this means bringing them back to the place that caused them fear and anxiety says PETA. Here is more information about the Magnificent Seven and how you can help.