Absolutely heartbreaking. We stole everything from him, even his basic instinct and ability to enjoy the open space, sun, fresh air and grass.
Meet Ron, a chimpanzee rescued from medical research by @SavetheChimps
During Ron's time at the research facility, he spent many years living in a cage suspended above the ground. He endured invasive surgery and was anesthetized 105 times.
At Save The Chimps, although he had several acres of sanctuary space in which to roam, he usually chose to stay indoors. Every day, he would carefully arrange his blankets in a circle to form a nest. And it was in this nest that he died in October 2011, peacefully but prematurely - a common fate for rescued chimpanzees used in research.
Today, on World Day for Animals in Laboratories, we remember Ron, and all of the other individuals who have suffered in the name of research.
#WorldDayforAnimalsinLaboratories #WDAIL #WDLA
Hear Jo telling Ron's story on @FeatureShoot
's podcast ➡️ Link in bio.
📷: Ron in his self-made nest at Save The Chimps. USA, 2011.
Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals
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