Petition Update

Newly Released Research Chimps Enjoy Retirement at Sanctuary

Stephanie Feldstein
Ypsilanti, MI

Mar 7, 2013 — "For the first time in their lives, four aging chimpanzees once used in federal research can go outside whenever they like. They can lie on the grass, clamber onto a platform 20 feet up on a chimp-style jungle gym and gaze freely at the open sky, the vista unbroken by steel bars...Julius' group is among 111 chimpanzees coming to Chimp Haven over the next 18 months from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center. They could be the vanguard of a much larger immigration of former research chimps on the way to the refuge in Keithville."

Federal research chimps savor retirement at Chimp Haven
Federal research chimps savor retirement at Chimp Haven
KEITHVILLE- For the first time in their lives, four aging chimpanzees once used in federal research can go outside whenever they like. They can lie on the grass, clamber onto a platform 20 feet up on a chimp-style jungle gym and gaze freely at the open sky, the vista unbroken by steel bars.
http://www.shreveporttimes.com