Recommended for your viewing the next time you get a chance is Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History
, a documentary that looks at the straightened and saddened life of the 1,200 or so chimpanzees used by the military, vivisection, and the entertainment industry for over forty years, and the wonderful women who are trying to get them to meaningful sanctuaries where they can live out the rest of their natural, unnatural lives.
Although it concentrates on the chimps themselves, rather than holding the biomedical industry, armed forces, or entertainment industry accountable (this is a PBS Nature show
and not Frontline
, after all), the piece is moving and expressive, and, of course, the chimpanzees break your heart.
With any luck, and perhaps some political pressure, the show will generate a ton of money for the sanctuaries involved (Save the Chimps
and Fauna Sanctuary
), and clean up this filthy corner of the cage of animal exploitation.