Without knowing it, Drori had just drafted LAGA's blueprint and mission.
The following day, he returned to the hunter's house, this time with a copy of the country's book of law that stated that anyone caught with a protected species, alive or dead, was liable for a fine and up to three years in jail.
Assuming Drori had returned to purchase the chimp, the hunters, sitting at the living room table, were not sure how to react when Drori confronted them. Before the hunters even had a chance to respond, Drori started bluffing, telling the hunters he was part of a new international non-profit and that people were on their way to arrest them. He even pretended to make a phone call to an imaginary headquarters. "This is the time when they got really upset and stressed – and I let them boil in their juices," Drori remembers. Soon after, the hunters agreed to give up the chimp and some information about other illegal hunters if Drori called off the arrest.
He made his way over to the chimp.
"I untied him from the ropes and held my two arms out," Drori recalls, "and he climbed and gave me one big hug and in one second he was transformed from a creature who didn't seem to have feelings to a real baby with emotional needs."