Petition Closed
Petitioning National Institutes of Health and 11 others
This petition will be delivered to:
National Institutes of Health
NIH
Dr. Harold Watson
NCRR Office of Communications
NIH Director
Dr. Francis Collins
NCRR Director
Dr. Barbara Alving
Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius
Senator
Martin Heinrich
Representative
Harry Teague
Representative
Ben Lujan
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States

Alamogordo Chimpanzees Still in Grave Danger

617
Supporters

Dear friends, despite intense public outcry, the NIH remains firm in its plans to move more than 200 chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF) to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in Texas, where they will be subjected to agonizing, invasive "research." Please sign below to register your opposition to this cruel, expensive, and unnecessary scheme. For more information, please visit:

http://www.releasechimps.org/2010/07/08/200-chimps-being-shipped-to-texas-for-research/

http://animals.change.org/petitions/view/stop_the_transfer_of_alamogordo_chimps_to_texas_laboratory

ADDITIONAL PETITIONS:  https://secure3.convio.net/bfusa/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=547

https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=4660

https://secure2.convio.net/pcrm/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=361

Thank you!

 


Letter to
National Institutes of Health
NIH Dr. Harold Watson
NCRR Office of Communications
and 9 others
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins
NCRR Director Dr. Barbara Alving
Health and Human Services Secretary  Kathleen Sebelius
Senator Martin Heinrich
Representative Harry Teague
Representative Ben Lujan
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
Despite intense public outcry, the NIH remains firm in its plans to move more than 200 chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF) to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in Texas, where they will be subjected to agonizing, invasive "research."

Compassionate individuals worldwide - myself included - as well as a number of prominent organizations condemn this reprehensible torture sentence. Among those who have spoken out in defense of these treasured chimps are New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, New Mexico Representative Martin Heinrich, 15 Democrat and Republican New Mexico State Legislators, and the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce.

I join these entities in respectfully urging you to do everything in your power to halt this transfer. These chimpanzees - who are so much a part of New Mexico's history - deserve far better than to be cruelly exploited as test subjects. Please act swiftly to ensure that APF's chimps remain safe at home.

Thank you kindly,