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