From the news release:
Fort Pierce, FL—Save the Chimps, a sanctuary for chimpanzees rescued from labs and show business, is getting by with a little help from a friend: Paul McCartney.
The rock icon donated a Beatles classic perfectly suited to help raise funds for the refuge in this 30-second TV ad debuting on February 28:
“Most people don’t realize chimpanzees can live into their sixties, thus their lifelong care at sanctuaries is a costly commitment,” says McCartney. “I was happy to donate ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’ to Save the Chimps’ new campaign, as nearly half of the 200+ rescued chimps they look after are seniors.”
The heartwarming spot features many of the sanctuary’s aged apes enjoying their retirement in the Florida sunshine. Chimpanzees suffer the same aging ailments as many humans, including arthritis and heart disease, for which they receive specialized vet care at the 150-acre sanctuary.
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