Tell NIH: Stop Hepatitis Testing on Chimpanzees
  • Petitioned Francis Collins

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Director, National Institutes of Health
Francis Collins

Tell NIH: Stop Hepatitis Testing on Chimpanzees

    1. Annie Hartnett
    2. Petition by

      Annie Hartnett

      MA

NIH has moved 14 aging chimpanzees from their retirement facility to the Southwest National Primate Research Center to undergo hepatitis testing. 

The United States is the only country in the world that continues to use captive chimpanzees for large-scale invasive research. Many studies have suggested that chimpanzees are a bad model to learn about human disease, and so the animals suffer needlessly. 

Last year, the NIH suspended plans to transfer 186 chimpanzees who now live at the Alamogordo Primate Facility out of retirement and back into the lab. The NIH recognized that animal testing might not be warranted for these chimps. The 14 chimps at Southwest deserve the same consideration. 

Sign the petition to tell NIH to return the 14 chimps to the Alamogordo Primate Facility where they can be left in peace.

Photo Credit: Afrika Expeditionary Force 

 

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      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      There's no Bones about it, Emily Deschanel is a friend to animals. The vegan actress is now fighting on behalf of 14 chimpanzees being used for testing by the National Institutes of Health.
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    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, AK
      • over 3 years ago

      THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE WORST PRACTICES ON ANIMALS YET!!! STOP THIS CRUEL TREATMENT ON THEM, NOW!!!!!

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    • Dhyan Story AUBURN, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please suspend plans to transfer and return the 14 chimps to Alamogordo, where they can enjoy the same protections you extended to the 186 chimps last year.

      “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mohandas Gandhi

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    • Brenda Wenger PARMA, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      use prisoners on death row for experiments!

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    • Dianne McGonigle DURHAM, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Please let the seniors live their remaining years is peace and quiet. Stop the abuse

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    • Val Dallegrave PORTO ALEGRE, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      stop cruelty and abuse against animals.

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