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Mar 2, 2011

Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Write Letter
Location:Washington D.C., United States
Those of you who have not been familiar with Karen Dawns articles " DAWN WATCH " need to read this...
So, I am forwarding it on to you all....
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I went to a fundraiser last week for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a group I have gratefully supported for a decade, and I was glad to be reminded of their vital and powerful efforts. Please check out www.pcrm.org to learn more about them. Today I got another reminder, reading an article that is on page A-5 of the Wednesday March 2 Washington Post, titled, "Coalition to petition NIH to return research chimps to New Mexico."

The article, by Darryl Fears, opens with:

"Rosie the chimp's rocky road in life took another bad turn recently.

"After being taken from her mother before age 1, she was anesthetized or immobilized about 100 times and stuck with a stainless steel needle for kidney biopsies at a research center in New Mexico, according to her medical record. In 2000, she was granted a semi-retirement from the rigors of lab research, but last year the National Institutes of Health ordered her back.

"Now a group of activist physicians are saying enough is enough. On Tuesday, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine said that it plans to file a legal petition asking the NIH to return Rosie and 13 other chimpanzees to the Alamogordo Primate Facility at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, where they were immune from experiments.

"'They were old. They had disease. They were already used up,' said John Pippin, senior medical and research adviser for the physician's group. 'The research is cruel and unproductive.'"

The article tells us that "The United States is the only developed nation where medical experiments on chimps are ongoing."

Please check out the article on the Washington Post site at: http://tinyurl.com/4ovezpx

You can post a comment at the end of the article. Please do!

And please send a letter to the editor appreciative of the coverage, and questioning the continued use of animals in research. Letters to the editor are powerful in many ways, one of them being that legislators look to them as barometers of public opinion. That means that letters to this particular paper, the Washington Post, are among the most important imaginable. The paper takes letters at letters@washpost.com

Always include your full name, address, and daytime phone number when sending a letter to the editor. Remember that shorter letters are more likely to be published.

You might also like to send a quick note of thanks to Darryl Fears. He takes messages at
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/staff/email/darryl+fears/

Yours and the animals',
Karen Dawn

(DawnWatch is an animal advocacy media watch that looks at animal issues in the media and facilitates one-click responses to the relevant media outlets. You can learn more about it, and sign up for alerts at http://www.DawnWatch.com. You may forward or reprint DawnWatch alerts only if you do so unedited -- leave DawnWatch in the title and include this parenthesized tag line.)

Please go to http://tinyurl.com/254ulkx to check out Karen Dawn's book, "Thanking the Monkey: Rethinking the Way we Treat Animals," which in 2008 was chosen by the Washington Post as one of the "Best Books of The Year!"
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Posted: Wednesday March 2, 2011, 5:10 pm
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