Chimpanzees – bridging the gap

Jane Goodall then Francine Patterson and Wendy Gordon Date of publication: 02/01/1993


This resource includes two extended written text extracts from the book The Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity. The Great Ape Project is an international organisation committed to extending basic legal rights to the great apes. The first extract is by Jane Goodall and addresses the similarities between chimpanzees and humans, arguing these human-chimpanzee similarities necessitate chimps’ protection from exploitation. The second extract argues gorilla language skills provide evidence of consciousness and a need for basic moral rights.