Keep the pressure on--help Flo and other chimpanzees in labs!
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Keep the pressure on--help Flo and other chimpanzees in labs!

    1. Petition by

      Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has postponed their plan to move 186 chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility where they have not been used in research for a decade, to a laboratory in San Antonio, Texas where they will be subjected to painful, invasive experiments.

The Great Ape Protection Act (GAPA) will be reintroduced this congressional session. GAPA will end painful, ineffective, unethical experiments on chimpanzees in all U.S. laboratories and release the 500 federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries.

Please send the e-mail below that asks your U.S. representative to urge National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to permanently retire the Alamorgordo chimpanzees.

Flo (pictured here), at 53 years old, is the oldest of the Alamogordo chimpanzees.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rita Clonts CONCORD, NC
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank God for The Great Ape Protection Act, for without it inhumane groups would unnecessarily inflict acts of cruelty on primates. Make better choices. Find alternatives. Would the director of the National Institute of Health please retire the Alamogordo, Dr. Francis Collins? I urge you.

    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      This must stop!


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