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International Primate Day

For this year’s International Primate Day, held on September 1st, Animal Defenders International is raising awareness of the terrible suffering of primates in entertainment.

Revealed! Chimps forced to perform degrading tricks at German attraction
Chimpanzees are being forced to perform in shows twice a day at German attraction Schwaben Park and ADI has witnessed first-hand the degrading tricks that these animals are subjected to, which include being made to ride a tricycle, balance on a ball and jump over hurdles, in addition to wearing human clothes. Schwaben Park boasts that its shows are “unique in Europe” and sadly hundreds of visitors currently attend the performances.

It is truly disturbing to see our primate cousins being treated in this way and ADI is urging the attraction to cease the shows and retire the chimps.

Chimpanzees are intelligent, social animals that share 98% of their genetic makeup with us. Making chimpanzees, and other primates, perform in this way not only causes great suffering to the animals involved – it also undermines serious welfare and conservation action.


· Contact Schwaben Park here to politely express your disgust and urge them to stop their demeaning shows and retire the chimpanzees.

· Make a donation here to support our campaign to end the use of primates in entertainment.

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