Now NhRP, along with Goodall, who serves as a board member, is pushing Hercules and Leo's plight into the public space through social media. The group hopes to rally people around the world under the hashtag #SaveHerculesandLeo.
The chimpanzees' service to science included being studied to see how humans have evolved to walk upright. But some humans, it seems, still have a way to go on that evolutionary scale if they don't realize animals deserve better than to spend their lives behind concrete walls.
Want to join the fight? Share this story along with #SaveHerculesandLeo and keep the pressure on the New Iberia Research Center to surrender these chimps to a sanctuary.