Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.,: Release the Rockville 15 to a chimpanzee sanctuary
Chimpanzee researchers start to speak up to end invasive chimp research
Jul 31, 2012 — We are starting to engage the wider research community in our campaign. A strong advocate for the ending of invasive chimpanzee research is Professor Hare, a chimpanzee researcher from Duke University. In his recent OpEd to The Hill newspaper, Professor Hare states:
"In my area of research a collection of just five zoos and African sanctuaries recently published more scientific papers in higher impact journals than all five active U.S. chimpanzee laboratories. These non-lab researchers contributed data relevant to fighting HIV, Malaria, Parkinson’s, Autism, Alzheimer’s, and a myriad of other human ailments. They did this while studying chimpanzees that live life freely in extremely enriched environments."