Support the Great Ape Protection Act
Did you know that an estimated 1,000 chimpanzees are caged in 9 biomedical research and testing laboratories or "warehouses" across the U.S.?
That the U.S. is the only country besides Gabon that continues to conduct invasive research on chimpanzees?
Despite all we know about chimps, their amazing minds, their rich emotional lives -- and evidence that they are poor models for study of human disease, they continue to be used in painful and invasive experiments. Many of these chimpanzees have been in labs for decades -- never feeling the warm rays of the sun or the touch of a gentle breeze.
It's time to end the unimagineable suffering of our closest cousins. According to the Humane Society of the United States, it costs U.S. taxpayers $20-25 million each year to house these chimps in labs -- money that many in the scientific community believe could be allocated to more effective research.
Write to your member of Congress today.