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The study of the behavior of primates is one of the fundamental sciences for the understanding of the evolution and genesis of human behavior, as well as for the conservation of these species in the wild and their care in captivity in the best well-being conditions.
ElTenedor, the well-known restaurant booking app, recently used a young chimpanzee for their latest publicity campaign.
From Fundació MONA we launched a petition demanding that the brand commits to not use wild animals in their advertising, given the harsh conditions they have to endure.
After more than 36,000 people signed the petition on Change.org in only a few days, ElTenedor has announced that they will withdraw the advert and have committed not to use chimpanzees or other wild animals again in their.
We want to congratulate ElTenedor for making the right decision and being so receptive to our message. Surely they will be an inspiration for many other companies that due to ignorance continue to use primates and other species in their advertising campaigns.
Thanks to Change.org and the 36,441 people that have been involved and have made this great achievement happen.
Last July were held the “I Awards Què Fem?” from La Vanguardia, (#1 read newspaper in Catalonia, 2019).
After 25 years working on the dissemination of culture and leisure, they wanted to present with these awards the innovate initiatives in their areas. They defined 13 categories with three finalists on each one, and it was the popular vote that chose the winners.
Scientists from the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC UPF) in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute, have proved that with the DNA of chimpanzees confiscated from illegal trade it is possible to discover the location of their origin on the African continent.
The Espai Eat Art Gallery hosted the exhibition dedicated to the chocolate egg (mona) that Casa Cacao, from El Celler de Can Roca, has dedicated for the third consecutive year to support the primates of the MONA Foundation.
The exhibition was extended by almost a month due to it´s good reception in the city of Banyoles.
Environmental enrichment is a fundamental tool to guarantee a good quality of life for animals living in captivity. The objective is to provide them with activities that promote species specific behaviors, but does this mean that only natural objects or tasks can be used?