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Live Life Aggressively Podcast w/Mike Mahler & Sincere Hogan

Dec 30, 2014

Jen Feuerstein is the sanctuary director of the Save The Chimps organization. Jen joins us to discuss how the chimps of STC were rescued from a major animal testing facility in New Mexico, the truth behind the use of chimps in the entertainment and advertising industry, why that "sanctuary" you are donating to, may not be a "true" sanctuary, the misconceptions of the subject of chimps sharing 98.6% of human DNA, the connection of PTSD in chimps & military vets, as well as the following:
  • What exactly is Save The Chimps all about & how did Jen get involved with the organizations
  • Why is having chimps as the central figure in entertainment/acting & even "greeting cards" not a great idea
  • What is the "reasoning" behind using chimps for laboratory research & why this is an outdated excuse
  • What is a typical day at the chimp sanctuary like & why is it a place even a human would love to live
  • Jen explains why the chimp sanctuary is "not" open to the public & why any reputable animal sanctuary should follow suit
  • Why & how do the chimps at the STC sanctuary identify with or as human beings
  • Is there ever a situation when it is a good idea for a human to take a chimp in as a pet or for entertainment & why
  • Why that giant "smile" you see on a chimp's face, especially in entertainment or on greeting cards doesn't mean what you think
  • What safety parameters are set in place to protect the chimps, their caregivers, as well as prevent chimp escapes
  • Jen describes how she & her staff had to break protocol & have physical interactions with a chimp named Scarlet, who suffered from a traumatic spinal injury & how it helped her recover
  • Find out how you can become a supporter of the chimps of STC & why you will want to 
  • What is STC's protocol for their chimp residents and staff, during hurricanes
  • How can you make sure that any "sanctuary" you support is indeed a genuine reputable sanctuary worthy of your donations & support
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