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Animals  (tags: protection, animalwelfare, geat apes, animalrights, apes )

Nancy
- 1249 days ago - releasechimps.org
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (H.R.1513/S.810) has been re-introduced in the 112th Congress! The bill has the leadership of Representative Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) as well as 42 cosponsors already signed on in the U.S. House and Senators...



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Gysele van Santen (213)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 7:31 pm
the research facility list states, among many others, there are 500 chimps located @ N.I.H.
that's 40 min away from where i live.
UNBELIEVABLE. i can't stand it, it makes me so sad because are suffering,

this bill must pass.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 7:44 pm
Second and third petitions signed (i could not sign the others) and noted, thank you!
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Thursday April 21, 2011, 8:18 pm
Noted Tks Nancy... Only for (U.S. residents)
 

Cindy C. (125)
Friday April 22, 2011, 4:45 am
aww poor things
 

Susanne R. (249)
Friday April 22, 2011, 8:19 am
Letter sent. Thanks, Nancy!
 

Homer E. (309)
Friday April 22, 2011, 1:57 pm
Thanks Nancy. I signed, and I appreciate your posts.
 

Lyne F. (103)
Friday April 22, 2011, 9:19 pm
Thanks Nancy! Several petitions on the site, for U.S. , Canada and other countries
 

HELEN V. (51)
Friday April 22, 2011, 11:24 pm
noted
 

Lika S. (130)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 2:21 am
Action taken.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 3:11 am
Signed!
 

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 5:27 am
Thank you Nancy ~ Done
 

John S. (304)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 5:49 am
Thanks Nancy, noted and letters sent.
 

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 6:04 am
Poor apes!!!! how sad!!! Noted and thanks.
 

Jason Green (229)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 6:55 am
Thank you for supporting this federal bill that will end invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees and retire federally-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary.

Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:
Senator Jim Webb
Senator Mark R. Warner
Representative Eric Cantor
 

Regina P. (79)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:00 am
Noted & signed. Thanks Nancy
 

Jinny L. (68)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:03 am
Action completed - thank you Nancy!
 

wilma s. (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:14 am
noted and signed. Thanks
 

. (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:20 am
Signed, thanks!
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (599)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:27 am
Signed and noted.
Thanks, Nancy.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:39 am
Noted and signejd.
 

Erica D. (75)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 7:40 am
Noted and signed!
 

Lindsey Williams (234)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 8:45 am
Done, thanks!
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 8:59 am
Noted. I have signed this one.
 

nata m. (63)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 9:01 am
signed
 

Emilia Boccagna (14)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 9:11 am
only for U. S. A.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 10:04 am
Signed.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 12:55 pm
We must all stand together to STOP this horrible act from continuing, we need to do this NOW!!!!
 

Ralph F. (64)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 2:07 pm
Noted. Really wanted to sign but can't use overseas address. : (
 

Petra M. (253)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 2:24 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks Nancy !
 

Mary T. (186)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 3:56 pm
Thanks Nancy actions taken.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 3:57 pm
Signed.
 

Alice B. (241)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 4:37 pm
NOTED & SIGNED: human imprisonment, torture, maiming and murder of agonized and terrorized great apes is literally patricide: these great apes are our relatives - our ancestors.
 

Constance F. (433)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 5:03 pm
thank you for posting. personalized email sent and signed.
 

Toni C. (508)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 5:34 pm
Noted and signed... thanks for the article and petition for these great animals, Nancy.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 6:11 pm
Signed 2 petitions and sent letter/
Best of luck!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 6:40 pm
Signed and will continue to sign all petitions for this I come across. The apes are very intelligent and only become mean beause of the treatment they recieve.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 9:51 pm
noted and signed
 

Walter Firth (45)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 10:11 pm
Noted .Thanks for posting Anna.There is a petition for non US citizens.SIgned.
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday April 23, 2011, 10:58 pm
Signed and noted.Thanks Nancy
 

. (0)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 1:02 am
Signed and noted
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 8:13 am
signed!
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 8:28 am
Noted & action taken. Thank you, Nancy.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 10:46 am
Signed and noted. Wonder if we can sponsor any of the released bonobos as senators and congressmen, they're smarter than some of what's in there.
 

Ana R (220)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 12:54 pm
US friends only
noted with hope
thank you!
 

Rand Martin (27)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 1:20 pm
Signed and noted. Thanx
 

Lisa Neste (699)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 3:32 pm
Signed. Thanks!
 

Darren G. (8137)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 5:37 pm
Thank You for sharing
 

back soon no-mail (388)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 11:26 pm
Signed petitions World Solidarity Petition to End Chimpanzee Research in the U.S.,
WHO ARE THE CHIMPANZEES BEHIND THE CONCRETE AND STEEL? and Help Wenka
Thank you very much Nancy
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday April 25, 2011, 3:10 am
signed and noted
 

Rachel Despins (4)
Monday April 25, 2011, 11:19 am
I've just signed it! Thanks for sharing.
 

Nancy C. (798)
Monday April 25, 2011, 11:21 am
This may be where that cage is Desanka...
In 1987, Dr. Jane Goodall visited a lab called S.E.M.A. The facility now operates under the name BIOQUAL, Inc. and continues to research on chimpanzees. She described what she saw at the time:

One of the very worst is just outside Washington, D.C., a lab called S.E.M.A. When I visited there in March of 1987, I saw pairs of three-year-old chimps crammed into cages measuring twenty-two inches by twenty-two inches and two feet high. Each cage was pushed into something that looked like a microwave oven with a little panel of glass at the top. The only contact with the outside world was through a vent with air roaring in. It was so dark in those cages that the technicians had to use flashlights to see what the chimps were doing.

Those pairs of chimps weren’t even being used in medical research. They were just waiting in quarantine, stacked up one on top of the other. Since my visit the metal chambers have gone, but the cages are the same. After quarantine the chimps are caged singly, denied contact with a companion.

What happens to chimps in these conditions? Exactly what you would find if human children were put in those conditions. They become psychotic, they rock back and forth, they give up, they show despair. A preverbal human child and a young chimpanzee have just about the same intellectual ability and share the same emotional needs for affection, reassurance, love, and contact.

We would not treat our most hardened criminals this way, yet these chimpanzees are innocent of any crime. That man who has just killed half his family and slit his little girl’s throat – do you think he’s sitting in a cage this size? If we stand by and allow this sort of thing to happen, we make a mockery of justice.

Reaching Across the Species Barrier: Jane Goodall on Chimpanzees
Remarks made at a press conference and lecture sponsored by Focus on Animals and ARIES, the Animal Rights Information & Education Service. Interview by Orion editor George K. Russell. Obtained online 10/4/05.

Read more: http://www.releasechimps.org/harm-suffering/myth-of-humane-treatment/#ixzz1KYo4afD2
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
 

Ioana B. (132)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 12:42 am
Thank you for taking action on our campaign.
 

Ioana B. (132)
Sunday May 1, 2011, 12:43 am
Noted and signed,thanks Nancy
 

Dianne D. (463)
Wednesday May 4, 2011, 3:13 pm
petition signed
 

Bernell T. (235)
Monday June 13, 2011, 12:08 am
Noted, Signed and forwarded to others. Bernell
 
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