Featured in the film, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) is the only civil rights organization in the United States working to achieve actual LEGAL rights for members of species other than our own. The mission of the group is to change the legal status of appropriate nonhuman animals from mere “things,” which lack the capacity to possess any legal right, to “persons,” who possess such fundamental rights as bodily integrity and bodily liberty.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1979 to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. To accomplish this mission, the Animal Legal Defense Fund files high-impact lawsuits to protect animals from harm; provides free legal assistance and training to prosecutors to assure that animal abusers are punished for their crimes; supports tough animal protection legislation and fights harmful legislation; and provides resources and opportunities to law students and professionals to advance the emerging field of animal law.
The Center for Animal Law Studies (CALS), in collaboration with the national animal protection nonprofit, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, is the nation's premier animal law program. CALS works to ensure the interests of animals are considered in the legal realm and to provide the best education to the next generation of animal law attorneys.
This non-profit organization is dedicated to heightening awareness of the plight of captive chimpanzees and supporting the sanctuaries in North America who care for them.
The Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary is an animal research sanctuary in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicated to understanding the origins and future of culture, language, tools and intelligence.
To provide and build support for permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade.