Mission, Vision, and Values
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest provides lifetime quality care for formerly abused and exploited chimpanzees while advocating for great apes.
We envision a world where chimpanzee sanctuaries are no longer needed.
Sanctuaries are only necessary in a world where chimpanzees are exploited and then discarded. We envision a world where chimpanzees are not bred by humans to be used for entertainment or kept as pets, and where medical advancement is productive and successful without including experimentation on chimpanzees. We envision a world where chimpanzees are raised by their mothers and live freely with their families in their natural habitat. We envision a world where our closest genetic relatives are respected and honored and allowed to thrive and behave as they were born to. We envision a world where chimpanzees are allowed to be, simply, chimpanzees.
Our goals are to provide sustainable sanctuary, end the use of great apes in entertainment, and facilitate collaboration to continuously improve the care of captive chimpanzees.