Let Us Learn From Our Ancestors

“Chimpanzees have an expectation of fairness and will protest in cases where this expectation is not met,” according to study published in Animal Behaviour and written up in Scientific American. Furthermore: “Even those who benefitted from inequality recognized that the situation was unfair and they refused to enjoy their own reward if it meant someone else had to suffer.”

TO BREAK IT DOWN: If you give one chimpanzee a grape (delicious) and the chimpanzee next to him a carrot slice (less delicious), NOT ONLY will the second chimp refuse the carrot slice, the first chimp will also refuse his grape in SOLIDARITY WITH THE SECOND CHIMP.

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