Project Nim Star Speaks at PCRM Chimpanzee Panel
When Bob Ingersoll first met Nim, he had a gut feeling that they were destined to be buddies. Nim—a chimpanzee—is the focus of the new award-winning documentary Project Nim about an experiment that aimed to prove Nim could learn to communicate with sign language if he were raised like a human child.
Bob Ingersoll, an evolutionary biologist, worked at the Institute for Primate Studies in Oklahoma where he met and befriended Nim after the experiment was called off. He advocated for Nim throughout the rest of Nim’s life—saving him from being used in invasive experiments and making sure he lived safely at a sanctuary.
Ingersoll says he still has nightmares about what happened to Nim and what continues to happen to the hundreds of chimpanzees used in experiments. He is hopeful that Congress will soon act to end chimpanzee experiments.
“I’ve dedicated my life to helping these guys,” says Ingersoll. “And they need our help now more than ever before. If this bill doesn’t pass, it might be another 10 years before another opportunity comes along.”
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