The U.S. May End Experiments on Chimpanzees
- by Piper Hoffman
- April 26, 2012
- 11:00 am
The United States is finally considering joining the rest of the world (except Gabon) in banning invasive experiments on chimpanzees. The Senate held hearings this week on the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (known as GAPCSA, H.R.1513/S.810), which would “end the use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments and release federally owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuaries” according to Dr. Neal Barnard, President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
More than 1,000 chimpanzees are locked up in U.S. labs, where they undergo often painful experiments and live in small metal cages. All this suffering is to no end: a recent report from The Institute of Medicine (the “health arm” of the National Academy of Sciences) found that experiments on chimpanzees are not necessary to advance human health. The report, titled Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research, concluded that “recent advances in alternate research tools have rendered chimpanzees largely unnecessary as research subjects.”
GAPCSA would permit non-invasive genomic and behavioral research, but such studies could be conducted in sanctuaries and other natural settings.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reports that the bill would save taxpayers $300 million over the next 10 years. It would end transport and breeding programs for all great apes intended for research, including chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons; ban federally funded chimpanzee breeding programs; and release 500 federally-owned chimps from labs into sanctuaries that would give them a better quality of life.
The next step for GAPCSA is a vote in the full Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, which is made up of one Senator each from Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Wyoming. Residents of these and all other states can take action by signing the petition below and by contacting their senators directly.
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Cher - 12 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
WOW, that is Outstanding News! They should of stopped decades ago,...but I will be totally happy with NOW!!! LIKE NOW!!!
Loved Cher's News and you had the photos here! Thank you!
Now, I wanna run to all of these places that do experiment on all animals and open the cages!!! That sure would be worth spending time in Jail!!!
signed thanks Nyack
Now, Marilyn, lol
We dont need you in jail, we need you here fighting with us!!! We're gonna get these babies moved to a proper sanctuary where they can be cared for and treated well the rest of their lives
Hang in there!
Petition signed, of course and the good news was noted with hope. Thanks Nyack and Cher.
Already signed petition Great news about the 3 Orangutan released Cher HOOOORAY!!!! Thanx Nyack ) ) )
OOOOPS!!! Can't wait to hear that the US May End Experiments on Chimpanzees
Signed, thanks Nyack, and such wonderful news about the three orangutans.
Happy to hear this!
Signed. Thank you!
Signed and good news!
Kat - 6 hours ago - blog.peta2.com
Lindsey - 1 hour ago - ecorazzi.com
Thanks for the excellent article.
Left a comment about Bob Barker...Thanx Nyack Wonderful gesture on his part )
This is WONDERFUL news, Nyack. I just love Bob Barker.. was never too fond of the Price is Right, but love the guy for his Animal works!! This is just great! big smiles and a happy dance here!!
Petitions Signed. Got to love Bob Barker we need more caring people like him. Thanks Nyack
Signed petitions, some good news here. Thank you Nyack.
Cat Killer, and Human Killer ARRESTED!
Elizabeth - 1 hour ago - cp24.com
Good news! Thank you Nyack and Elizabeth.
Good news thanks for sharing Cher and Nyack
Wonderful news on all fronts. Signed petition, forwarded whenever I could and am dancing in my seat about the arrest of the cat and human killer. How absolutely disgusting and perverse can a human be to do things like that? Ugh!! Thanks so much for your unfailingly good work, Nyack!
In case you havent heard the full story about this cat killing monster-
Carolina - 3 days ago - thesun.co.uk
Finally my quest to find this monster is over. Videos I will never forget, ever. The murder one was the kicker. I'm off on a break now. Back soon.
Thank you Nyack.
Thanks for posting!
Hi Nyack Thanx for all the Awesome News, signed some Petitions and also left comments ) ) )
More good news:
In 2011, Brazil was devastated by destructive floods. Among the many casualties was 'Dogs in Brazil', a shelter that houses stray and abandoned dogs, desperately in need of a good home.
This month's Sunsuper Dreams grant winner, Kelly McBride, nominated 'Dogs in Brazil' for the $5,000 grant. Kelly and her friends campaigned hard to drum up votes for her dream, and their hard work paid off. The much-needed funds will go toward rebuilding the shelter, as well as medicine and food for the four-legged inhabitants.
thanks to our Nancy...
URGENT! BREAKING NEWS: ARRESTED!!! Luka Rocco Magnotta Arrested in Germany - News.Ca.Msn
Michelle - 1 hour ago - news.ca.msn.com
Good news!! Thank you Val.
Signed Support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
Lots of international signatures on above petition.
News about Bob Barker's donation to Chimp Haven is great - one of Sea Shepherd's ships is called the Bob Barker who donated $5million for the purchase of the ship (YES, I have to get my PR in here, lol)
I just read the story of "Luke Magnotta's" (an alias) arrest in our Van. Sun this morning. What a relief! There were rumours that he'd headed to Vancouver at one point, and that he was disguising himself as a woman. It just shows how psychopatchs so often start off by harming, torturing or killing animals and how important it is to catch these animal abusers. It's a terrible story and my heart goes out to the murder victim, Chinese university student, Jun Lin's family. Just such good news that "Magnotta" was caught.
A more cheery story can be found about 2 eagle chicks, the first bald eagle chicks hatched in captivity in B.C. at The Raptors, an education center on Vancouver Island off of B.C.'s mainland. Hank, the "father", had to take over as a single parent when Shayna, the female who is 30% bigger than Hank as bald eagle females are, started beating up on poor Hank, and the chicks were being ignored. They were put in a brooder for a week, ret'd to Shayna, who cont'd to ignore them. After hand rearing them for 2 weeks, staff moved the chicks in with Dad, who's learning how to be a good single parent.
Good news! Thank you Dianne.
After reading about that psycho it is good to hear some Cheery news about the newborn eagle chicks Thanx Dianne
I loved the story about the eagle single parent Dad and have fingers crossed that the chicks survive. I will update you if I see anymore on that story.
I've posted this on Dianne's News thread 2, but want to post it here too. I posted this petition link of my thread 2, but everyone will prob. want to know about this:
Just in case you didn't see this posted on a Care 2 newsletter:
You spoke, and finally, the U.S. government listened. Over 6,000 Care2 members joined with activists throughout the country to send public comments to the Department of the Interior supporting a proposal to end the international polar bear trade. The comment deadline was September 11th, and late last week, DOI announced it agreed with all of you.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has submitted this proposal to be considered during the upcoming meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITE. The U.S. proposes to “uplist” the polar bear from CITES Appendix II to Appendix I, which prohibits all international trade in the listed species, “due to current and anticipated future habitat loss due to climate change.”
In non-wonky terms, the U.S. is putting a proposal on the international table to stop polar bear trophy hunting and trade in polar bear body parts. Since we can’t yet seem to get our elected representatives to join the world in trying to end global warming and stop polar bears’ homes from melting, at least we can try to get the global community to agree to stop people from killing polar bears to make rugs, aphrodisiacs and wall trophies.
Simone - 12 hours ago - serbiananimalsvoice.wordpress.com
Good news! Thank you Nyack.
Excellent news Nyack about the 120-Year-Old Tradition of Animal Sacrifice ENDING after 12 Years Thanx Nyack and Simone
Very good news ! shared in facebook
Nancy - 7 hours ago - online.nwf.org
Dear Friend of Wildlife,
Thanks to the persistent voices of hundreds of thousands of wildlife advocates like you, moments ago Congress passed a Transportation Package that includes the potential for the largest investment in wildlife conservation in U.S. history and two very important wins for wildlife against Big Oil:
*More than two years into the worst oil disaster in U.S. history, today Congress passed the RESTORE Act, which ensures that money from BP's oil spill fines will be dedicated to Gulf Coast restoration--a big win for brown pelicans, dolphins, and sea turtles that are still being impacted by the oil spill disaster that began in April 2010.
*It was a hard fight, but the legislation passed today does NOT include language that would have forced approval of the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, which would put endangered whooping cranes and swift foxes at risk of toxic oil spills while also driving a rapid expansion of habitat-destroying tar sands operations that could put the lives of thousands of Canada's wolves and caribou at risk.
You've helped achieve a tremendous victory for wildlife today through the many ways you've worked to hold your elected officials accountable to protecting America's wildlife.
Thanks for all you've done and continue to do!
Executive Director, NWF Action Fund
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More good news. Thanks Nyack.
Kim - 38 minutes ago - tampabay.com
Good! Thank you Nyack.
Ginger - 18 hours ago - lifewithdogs.tv
Good news. Thank you Nyack and Ginger.
Wonderful news. Thank you, Nyack and Ginger.
Kelly - 3 hours ago - projectaware.org
Good! Thank you Nyack and Kelly.
Wonderful News about the World's biggest marine reserve to protect its fisheries and biodiversity Thanx Nyack and Kelly
great news thanks nyack and kelly
GREAT NEWS! S. Korea has rethought resuming whaling as Japan does, disguised as research. The world knows that Japan's whaling is really for food, and International protests has made the Seoul Govt. retract it's statement earlier this month to the IWC that it wanted to lift it's whaling ban in effect since 1986. Using a loophole in the IWC ban on whaling, Japan has hunted whales ostensibly for research, but whale meat has often turned up in stores and restaurants. S. Korea had said it intented to hunt whales only in its own waters but as I say, as reported in the Vancouver Sun today, it has now backed down due to to international pressure. Thanks to all who signed the petitons against S. Korean whaling!!!
Good news. Thank you Dianne.
On Jul 11, 2012, you signed the petition, Don't Let Korea Kill Whales for Research!. The petition author, Lynn Hamilton, has now closed the petition and sent this message to all its signers:
Success! Korea has scrapped its plans to start whaling.
Thank you SO much for signing this important action. You can read more at this address:
On behalf of Care2, thank you for making a difference
More good news! Thank you Dianne.
for all the great news.
renews the spirit and encourages one to FIGHT ON !!!!!!!!!!!
Signed most petitions. Trying to catch up.
Great news about Whaling being halted in South Korea !!!
Great to hear this !!!
Cher - 6 hours ago - post.jagran.com
this is the first good news i have heard about the tiger population. thank you so much.
Good news! Thank you Nyack and Cher.
TY for good news. Hope great apes will suffer no more in experiments.
(From Care2 Newletter Tues. Apr. 23 - in case you didn't see it)
The United Kingdom has finally banned circuses from using wild animals in their shows. Over 13,500 Care2 members urged them to do so.
Thanks for good news
Thanks for the news.
THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD NEWS
Always nice to hear some good news for a change.
Europe bans bee killing pesticides. Here are 2 links. Got a wonderful email from Avaaz, but do not know how to post it here. Wish we could make it happen in North America too. I didn't see a single bumble bee last summer and few honey bees. They used to be all over in previous years.
Great News! Thanks for the update!
Love good news - thanks.
Great news Sue, here is a bit more, a letter I received thanking me for standing up for baby seals , well who wouldn't , er dont answer that , here's the letter, (still away to go but inroads have been made) >>>>>Because of you, we can save seals. See how: http://bit.ly/11F8TxY (via @HSIGlobal)
Good news for bees we need them for the nature!
Wendy, thanks for posting the link to your email about the seals. The UK does not want to stop the hunt as the baby seal pelts are used to make the sporrans for traditional Scottish kilts! In the 21st century you'd think that fake fur would be used instead. But the Scots want to keep the tradition alive, so the baby seals must suffer for them until we can stop that dreadful hunt.
Want to end on a positive note so....
Here is a link to a video about a wandering love bird.
thanks for telling me about Scotland and sporrans, I had no idea, wonder is there a petition about that , if you see one will you message me with it, I will sign and tweet, hope that love bird finds it's partner, and the dog finds a good home, poor thing, chat soon my friend x wendy k x
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Wendy I have never seen a petition about asking the maker of sporrans to use fake fur. I did read somewhere that it is just one business that makes them all and they have no desire to change. Can't remember where I read that, possibly on the BBC news site. If I ever come across a petition I'll post it in this group.
Great thanks Sue, I have made a suggestion to care2 , in the daily action , suggestions box for daily action , to ask Scotland sporran makers to use fake fur, hope we get a petition from that , x wendy kx
Can we stand to hear some good news for a change?
Cute story indeed Sue, thanks.
Does anyone remember Breezy, the dog who was beaten, hit with a shovel and thrown in the garbage in Ottawa last year? She has now recovered enough to be adopted and has gone home with her new furever family. She is still blind in one eye. Here is the link to a quick video telling the whole story. Just love these happy endings.
Thank you Sue. Nice to get updates of good news.
Thank you Sue
Wonderful Sue - thanks for sharing! Always love good news.
You will not be able to either read the article or watch the video without shedding tears of absolute joy as you learn how Simba the lion was returned home where he belongs after spending years in horrific conditions, then many months recovering and gaining strength for his trip of a lifetime.
Something to crow about
Amazing George - how are you? Think I'll stick with the birdin a survival issue.
Thank you George.
Yay no more chimp experiments.
Wow, I see a lot of people, I know here.
Thanks for all who posted Videos about resued animals and the good News.
I wish that the whaling will stop now and forvever, the whales have a right to live for
free in the ocean and in freedom
Love to read good news for a change. Thanks for posting Nyack. George crows are incredibly intelligent and excellent problem solvers. Thanks for the video.
Thanks to all for posting the good news!
I love being able to come in here and see some good news....something happy instead of all the sadness we deal with all the time....Thank you so very much to everyone who took the time to post all of these wonderful stories!!
Wow !!!!!!!! What fantastic news, well done
Great news Nyack, thanks for letting us know