Support Bipartisan Bill to End Invasive Research on Chimpanzees
  • Petitioned U.S. House of Representatives

This petition was delivered to:

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
U.S. Fish and Wildlife services

Support Bipartisan Bill to End Invasive Research on Chimpanzees

    1. C B
    2. Petition by

      C B

      Chicago, IL

The notion is no longer a political joke. There's a bill in Congress - a bipartisan one - to end invasive research on chimpanzees. And the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, responding to a petition by the Jane Goodall Institute, the Humane Society and others, this week announced it would initiate a review of whether captive chimpanzees ought to be designated as "endangered," as wild chimps already are. The very possible outcome: chimps could be prevented from being used in medical experiments or for entertainment. Some scientists are protesting, but most labs have moved beyond primate research; indeed, the United States and Gabon are the only two nations in the world that conduct medical research on chimps.

After chimps, our closest evolutionary cousins, it's a somewhat slippery slope down the evolutionary ladder, in part because science is revealing more and more about the extraordinary mental and emotional capacity of other higher-order mammals.

More than a few respectable scientists now make the case that dolphins, for instance, deserve basic protection from captivity, slaughter and mistreatment. Don't laugh; they are the planet's second most intelligent organisms. It's simple human decency to seek to prevent some of their suffering.

This important legislation has bipartisan support and would end invasive and harmful experiments on chimpanzees, permanently end federal breeding programs, and release federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries.

The biological, emotional, and social needs of chimpanzees simply cannot be met in a captive laboratory environment. Similar to human victims of trauma, chimpanzees suffer in laboratories, exhibiting signs of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Show your Support to End Chimpanzee Research and Experimentation

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • jill hodges MONMOUTHSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      I cant stand the agoney

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Michelle Brown ALAMO, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Please have a conscience and stop this unnecessary madness!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • mariolita puga ojeda SANTIAGO, CHILE
      • 10 months ago

      dejenlos vivir en paz si quieren experimentar haganlo con los pedofilos, asesinos, drogadictos

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Rochelle Appleton KEMPTON PARK, SOUTH AFRICA
      • 10 months ago

      PLEASE PLEASE STOP THIS CRUELTY!!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • edy palacios CHILE., CHILE
      • 10 months ago

      No mas abusos en contra de los animales...Respeto y dignidad por la vida.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.