Animal Rights

Video: Former Lab Chimps Go Outside for 1st Time in 30 Years

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

A heartwarming story out of Austria, where 38 chimpanzees -- who had spent the past 30 years locked up inside -- saw daylight for the first time.

The saga of the chimps began when they were taken from their mothers shortly after birth and brought to a research center where they were subjected to medical testing, reports the Daily Mail.

For years they were injected with such things as HIV and hepatits. But all of that ended in 1997 when the pharmaceutical company was sold and they were moved to a farm. Since then, workers have been very slowly transitioning them from their life in cages to the outdoors.

And now for the first time they stepped outside. The following footage was broadcast on German TV on Sunday:

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