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Make a Call for Chimps Today!

Make a Call for Chimps Today!

A number of animal protection organizations are calling on people to make a call for chimps being used in experimentation during National Call in Week for Chimps, and there’s still time to make a call.

First introduced in 2008, the Great Ape Protection Act has been reintroduced with bipartisan support in both the House of Representatives and the Senate as the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, now H.R. 1513 and S. 810.

The Act would phase out testing for about 1,000 chimpanzees currently in U.S. labs, along with retiring 500 federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries, which will save taxpayers approximately $300 million over the next ten years, while marking a milestone for animals by making this the first time a species has been exempted from testing in this country.

Additionally, it would end transport and breeding programs for all great apes intended for research, including chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons, along with banning federally funded chimpanzee breeding programs.

The U.S. is now one of only two countries in the world to use chimpanzees in invasive experiments, despite what we know about their intelligence, sensitivity, complex emotional lives and social needs. According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, more than $200 million has been spent on research using chimpanzees over the past decade.

Whether they’re captured from the wild, or bred in captivity, primates suffer from the effects of confinement without their psychological and behavioral needs being met, never mind the research part, which can include prolonged immobilization, sensory deprivation, social isolation and invasive surgery, among other horrors.

TAKE ACTION!

Please take a minute to make a call to your member of Congress today for asking them to co-sponsor this historic piece of legislation that will put an end to experiments on chimps and save taxpayers millions of dollars annually, and sign the petition below.

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1:13PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:45AM PST on Dec 21, 2011

thanks for sharing :)

8:50AM PST on Dec 9, 2011

This has to be stopped! Most civilized countries on earth have forbidden the use of primates in labs. All countries should follow!

1:38AM PST on Dec 7, 2011

Agree with Jammie W below. Maybe the 1% who voted chimps should be used may like to donate their self to these experiments then maybe we would get a true reading for a change!

1:32PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

I will call! OOh this must stop..poor sweet babies tortured .. so very sad!

12:22PM PST on Dec 4, 2011

I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHO ANYONE BELIEVES THAT ANOTHER LIFE IS NOT WORTH CARE, CONCERN, PROTECTION AND FREE FROM ABUSE AND KILLING. I WOULD JUST LOVE TO KNOW HOW ANYONE, AND I MEAN FROM RICH TO POOR WOULD FEEL HAVING TO WITNESS YOUR LOVED ONE TORTURED JUST FOR THE SAKE OF SELLING A PRODUCT, JUST TO EXPERIMENT, OR JUST FOR THE SAKE OF KILLING AND ABUSING. HMMMMMM! IMAGINE THAT YOUR MOTHER,YOUR DAUGHTER, YOUR SON, YOUR FATHER, YOUR GRANDFATHER, YOUR GRANDMOTHER, YOUR UNCLE, YOUR ANT YOUR SISTER, YOUR BROTHER AND WHOMEVER YOU LOVED BE TORTURED JUST LIKE THESE INNOCENT LIVES CALLED MONKEYS ARE.......GO AHEAD PICTURE IT SCARED, CAN'T TAKE SEEING THIS HAPPEN...THEN WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO MONKEYS AND THEIR FAMILIES!!!! WHY....IN GOD'S NAME STOP KILLING AND BE SO HENIOUS IN MIND ACTION AND SPIRIT.....YOU ARE THE ANIMAL WHO KILLS FOR NO REASON.... NOT THE MONKEYS...BECOME A BETTER PERSON AND KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE REWARDED....GOD IS WATCHING!!!
TAKE CARE ALL!

9:20PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

STOP experimenting on these poor chimps. This is CRUEL AND INHUMANE. Chimps are very intelligent animals, I think we should let them experiment on humans. Turn about is fair play, don't you think? Animals WHERE NOT put here to experiment on, for entertainment or profit. STOP TORTURING ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!

12:34PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Signed, especially because experimentation with primates goes from "Important" research as cancer to stupid ones as whether eating at night makes you fatter or not.

Volunteers could be used in most cases, but it's easier and allows you space to be more "ruthless" to experiment on animals, simply because they can't fight for their rights or scream abuse.

12:14PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

The last thing we need is more RESEARCH on any sort of animals...but especially as Jane Goodall said.."They are our closest relatives" If anyone happened to see this summer's movie "The Rising of the Planet Of The Apes"...the message was loud and clear at the end of a movie that showed scientists or researchers using the chimps or apes to advance medicine for Alzheimers in people. The evolved talking chimp told his researcher friend in the most simple words...IT IS NOT THE WAY.... What a powerful message.....One look at the scared faces of some of these monkeys you see in real research labs....the horror of some of these experiments...and you wonder where THE HEART of man has gone...To turn away from their emotional distress is to SLAM SHUT THE DOOR ON YOUR OWN HUMANITY...Forget the grants....forget the money.....if those were not involved....would those same so called glorified researchers still tear apart every inch of these amazing animals. The government in all it's mightiness should be the preserver of HUMANITY...FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE.
These places should never have come into existence.....EVER...

2:19AM PST on Dec 3, 2011

Noted and signed.

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