PERMANENTLY RETIRE 186 CHIMPS FROM RESEARCH
  • Petitioned Donna Randall

This petition was delivered to:

Administrative Assistant, IOM Board on Health Sciences Policy
Donna Randall
National Academy of Sciences
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
IOM President
Dr. Harvey Fineberg
Executive Officer, IOM
Judith A. Salerno
Chair, IOM Board on Health Sciences Policy
James Childress
Board Director, IOM Board on Health Sciences Policy
Andrew Pope
Director, NIH
Dr. Francis Collins

PERMANENTLY RETIRE 186 CHIMPS FROM RESEARCH

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      KINSHIP CIRCLE

Many have followed the plight of 186 chimpanzees on-hold from experimentation at Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) wanted to transfer them to a Texas research laboratory to resume invasive procedures, But on January 4, 2010, the Alamogordo chimps were granted a reprieve when NIH decided to freeze their transfer to Southwest Primate Research Center in Texas.

The chimps, some so old they’ve spent nearly their entire lives in labs, will stay in New Mexico pending an Institute of Medicine (IOM) evaluation to determine if they’re still needed for research. The assessment could take up to two years.

Thank NIH for making the ethical decision to spare the Alamogordo chimps from relocation to a Texas lab. Politely urge IOM to make their retirement permanent.

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    • Miren Beamonte BILBAO, SPAIN
      • about 2 years ago

      please stop this this:animals suffer as we do

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    • Martyr Necromancer MEXICO, MEXICO
      • about 2 years ago

      live animals in peace, why dont do the test in humans??? ah

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      • about 2 years ago

      they are my brothers and sisters... they are our brothers and sisters... stop now!!!! killers!!!!

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    • Wanda Perry AFTON, WY
      • over 2 years ago

      Chimpanzees should not be used in research, 50-60 years imprisoned in a lab cage is ruthless. I have lost my confidence in medical research that uses them. The pill that doesn't affect the Chimps, often kills the human. There are other alternatives available...

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    • WALTER BOTTELDOORNE KORTRIJK-HEULE WEST-VLAANDEREN BELGIE, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      PERMANENT 186 CHIMPANSEES TERUGTREKKEN UIT ONDERZOEK

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