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Fighting for Animal Rights in Lebanon

Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) -- "Grooming is a social thing, a friendly thing, it calms chimpanzees down," says Jason Mier director of animal rights NGO Animals Lebanon.

As Mier talks, Omega, a 12 year old chimpanzee, picks through Mier's hair, occasionally yanking out the offending strand. It's one of the few displays of natural behavior that Omega has shown in over a decade.

Omega used to serve customers at a cafe in southern Lebanon until some got him drunk. As a result he turned aggressive, attacked some clients and was sold to a small, decrepit zoo.

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full story:
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/11/17/eco.animal.welfare/



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