Dr. Goodall's Statement on Abandoned New York Blood Center Chimps

On Tuesday, July 21, hominoid specialist and Change.org petition starter, Dr. Brian Hare will deliver 185,000 petition signatures to the New York Blood Center (NYBC) headquarters in New York City. Dr. Hare, along with the Jane Goodall Institute, the Humane Society of the United States and nearly 30 other partners are urging the Center to reinstate funding for the lifetime care of 66 chimpanzees in Liberia previously used for medical research, abandoned by the NYBC in March.

You can help chimpanzees in labs

Did you know there is some exciting momentum around the issue of chimpanzees used in invasive research?

Best estimates are that more than 1,000 chimpanzees are in labs in the U.S., either being used for painful and terrifying experiments or being warehoused in case they are wanted. One chimpanzee named Karen was taken from the wild as an infant and kept in a lab for more than 50 years.

 If you care to learn about this issue and spread the word, here are some other facts to pocket:

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