I am a sophomore majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Biology. I currently volunteer in the campus aviary and have done research at the National Zoo on the gestural communication of saki monkeys. I am interested in animal behavior generally and the interaction between humans and animals specifically.
Summary: My article looked at a current petition to reclassify chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act. This petition was brought by a consortium of animal welfare organizations which sought the additional protections that a reclassification would bring for chimpanzees. Such a reclassification would also mean the possible end of chimpanzees appearing in movies and commercials, and this potential impact was examined in the article.
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