Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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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.

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End the Use of Great Apes in Biomedical Research
1) This common-sense reform could save taxpayers money nearly $200 million.
2) Most of the 1,000 lab chimps are not used, but warehoused in confinement.
3) Chimpanzees are poor research models for human illness.
4) Besides Gabon, only the U.S. uses chimps for biomedical research.
Please Pass the Great Ape Protection Act

 

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