Are Chimpanzees Capable of Ethnic Cleansing?

For this blog’s first post, it is somewhat ironic that it does not cover international law per se, but I thought this was interesting enough to mention. I noticed a week ago an article in Le Monde (France’s newspaper of reference) that talked of a recently published study that showed that chimpanzees were capable of going to war to conquer territory, killing members of other communities.

The study was recently published in the bi-monthly magazine Current Biology, in its June 22nd issue. See also, in English, Nicholas Wade’s article in the New York Times.

So, are chimpanzees capable of ethnic cleansing too? The news keeps getting better and better.

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