Chimpanzees Await Decision From National Institutes of Health
Public Comment Period Ends March 23, Make Your Voice Heard Today!
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Nature News writes, “Government-funded chimpanzee research in the United States has been on notice for more than a year. This month, its time is probably up.”

Add your voice to retire all chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility NOW!

The Nature story refers to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) pending response to recommendations made by a Working Group in January, to dramatically reduce and change the use of chimpanzees in research.

Animal Protection of New Mexico has worked for decades to protect chimpanzees used in barbaric lab practices in our state. The grassroots support of thousands of citizens has at last influenced Congress and pushed the NIH to a tipping point. Following the 2011 watershed independent Institute of Medicine study finding that “most use of chimpanzees in biomedical research is unnecessary,” the NIH appointed an expert panel of scientists to make recommendations about the government use of chimps. The NIH is taking public comment on those recommendations now.

As America prepares for a new chapter of providing long-awaited sanctuary to chimpanzees once used in biomedical research, please take five minutes and add your voice to forever end the cruel and ineffective practice of testing on chimpanzees.

On behalf of Flo, Danny, Heidi, Nicole, and all the chimps in research labs, THANK YOU!!

 

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