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Chimps See Sunlight for first time
If this doesn't make your eyes mist up a little, there might be something
wrong with you.
RTL, a German television station,
provided this tearjerking footage of lab chimps taking their first steps
of freedom outdoors and into the sun.
It's in German, but we can gather
that this was the first time the animals had ever been let loose in natural
Feel-good footage aside, the use of chimps in research has
long been a hot-button issue.
A few months ago, 180 chimpanzees at a
federal primate facility in New Mexico
were the subject of a debate between the National Institutes of Health
and animal-rights activists, who wanted the chimps to be released to a
sanctuary where they could run free.
But no matter which side you're
on, watching the pure joy in these animal's faces is sure to leave you in a
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