Dr. Goodall writes NIH Director Collins on behalf of Alamogordo chimpanzees
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that by 2011 it will transfer nearly 200 chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico to a San Antonio, Texas, lab for use in invasive research. Many of these chimpanzees are elderly and have already been subjected to years of invasive research. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and actor Gene Hackman, among others, have expressed concern about the transfer. Dr. Goodall also weighed in on the matter in a recent letter to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, which was mentioned in The New York Times (9/2/2010).
Read the complete copy of Dr. Goodall’s letter to Dr. Collins.