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November 18, 2010

  Thank you
Governor Richardson!!

Governor Bill Richardson today filed a complaint with the United States Department of Agriculture, asking it to stop and investigate the planned transfer of 186 chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility.

“This is an urgent matter and I am asking the Department of Agriculture to immediately launch an investigation into the proposed transfer of these chimpanzees,” Governor Richardson said. “These chimpanzees have already given so much of their lives to medical research, and they should be allowed to permanently retire free from invasive testing.”

APNM Program Director, Laura Bonar, joined Governor Richardson at the Hall of the States in Washington, D.C., “The complaint focuses on four Alamogordo chimps who endured horrible mistreatment and who now suffer from multiple, serious medical conditions. We are so grateful for the Governor’s work and all the collaborative efforts of individuals and organizations across the country to save these chimps.”

If you haven’t yet called or emailed National Institutes of Health, please use our easy email link, you can even personalize your message.

Las Cruces PBS and NPR affiliate, KRWG, spent time interviewing a variety of people affected by plans to close down the Alamogordo Primate Facility. The radio version has hit the airwaves, and the tv version airs Thursday night at 7pm. You can also watch it online here.


  Dr. Jane continues to inspire with her consistent, compassionate message of hope.

Read the new New York Times interview
with Dr. Jane about her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees in Africa, and look for this excerpt:

Q. There are 185 captive chimpanzees at the federal primate facility in Alamogordo, N.M., that may soon be used for medical research, particularly to study Hepatitis C. Why have you been trying to stop that?

A: Because it’s morally wrong. We scientists have proved pretty conclusively that chimpanzees can suffer, that they can anticipate arriving pain. They do have feelings. If you perform an invasive procedure on an animal that is capable of suffering and feeling pain, your behavior is amoral.



5/22/11: McClatchy Series Reveals Depth of Suffering for New Mexico’s Chimpanzees

1/10/11: ABQ Journal: N.M. Chimps Get A Reprieve; 800+ Need It

1/3/11: Chimps To Stay in N.M. For a While

12/20/10: Chimp Updates Give Reason for Hope

11/18/10: APNM Joins the Governor at D.C. Press Conference

Congressmen Luján & Teague Join the Outcry

Ad Thanking New Mexico’s Leaders Runs Statewide

9/27/10: Nature News: Chimps' Fate Ignites Debate

9/25/10: Albuquerque Journal editorial: Chimps Win 1st Round

9/17/10: European Union Bans Research On Great Apes While Alamogordo Primate Facility Chimpanzees Watch and Wait

9/7/10: APNM eAlert: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CBC Radio Cover Plight of Chimpanzees

9/2/10: New York Times: Will Aging Chimps Get to Retire, or Face Medical Research?

9/1/10: APNM eAlert: Keep Constituent Pressure on Your Elected Officials -Ethics, Science, and the Economy are On the Chimps’ Side

Albuquerque Journal Guest Column -- Dear NIH: Chimp Testing Broke My Dad's Heart

8/17/10: KOAT -- Governor Richardson Meets With NIH for Alamogordo Primate Facility Chimpanzees

8/13/10: APNM eAlert: Chimpanzees Continue to Make Headlines

8/12/10: Albuquerque Journal Editorial -- Fed Stance on Chimps Cruel and Indefensible

8/10/10: Albuquerque Journal Story -- NIH Still Planning to Move Chimps

8/5/10: APNM eAlert: Five Actions to Help Alamogordo Primate Facility Chimpanzees

7/27/10: Easy Petition to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

7/26/10: KOAT Video - Battle Brews Over Future For Research Chimps

7/23/10: APNM eAlert: Governor Richardson Speaks Out for Chimps

7/22/10: Governor Richardson Supports Efforts to Save Alamogordo Primate Facility Chimpanzees (pdf)

7/22/10: Albuquerque Journal Guest Column - Chimps Back in Nightmare

7/21/10: KOAT Video -- Chimps Moved for Research

7/19/10: APNM eAlert: Fifteen Chimpanzees Already Moved to Texas

7/16/10: Albuquerque Journal Editorial: Feds' Chimp Transfer a Lose-Lose-Lose Deal

7/8/10: APNM eAlert: Alamogordo Primate Facility Chimpanzees to Be Moved for Invasive Research

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