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apes and monkeys

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Petition to New York Blood Center

Don't abandon chimpanzees for whom you promised to provide lifetime care!

Sixty six captive chimpanzees in Liberia, Africa have been abandoned by the New York Blood Center (NYBC)—an organization with assets of $450 million and major corporate partners. The chimpanzees are in danger of dehydration and starvation. Please sign the petition to urge NYBC to reinstate funding for this chimpanzee colony before it’s too late! For years, NYBC used these chimpanzees in medical research, infecting many of them with hepatitis viruses. After decades of confinement, these chimpanzees do not have the skills to survive in the wild. They are completely reliant on humans for survival, but despite previously committing to the lifetime care of these chimpanzees, NYBC recently withdrew all funding for the care of the chimpanzees in March. Effectively they have left these poor chimpanzees to suffer from dehydration and starvation. The New York Blood Center is a large American organization that provides blood, develops blood related products, but it also conducts medical research. In the 1970's, NYBC worked with the Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research to create Vilab II to obtain and breed chimpanzees for use in medical research. After using and profiting from them for decades, NYBC decided the chimps were no longer needed for future research and retired them to small islands near the lab. NYBC publicly proclaimed their commitment to the lifetime care of the chimpanzees, but walked away from their ethical responsibility when they stopped all funding for the chimpanzees' care. We owe our thanks to the longtime caretakers who have continued to care for the chimpanzees voluntarily but this is not a sustainable solution for the chimpanzees or their caretakers. Without money to provide for the needs of these chimpanzees, they will suffer from dehydration and starvation. These chimps need your voice to survive so please sign my petition asking NYBC to fulfill their promise of lifetime care for these chimpanzees. I will also send your messages to NYBC’s corporate partners (Metlife, IBM and Citigroup) to let them know about your concern. After signing the petition, please visit the fundraising page to donate for the emergency care of these chimps.

Dr. Brian Hare
218,725 supporters
Update posted 11 months ago

Petition to California National Primate Research Center

UC Davis: Stop Cruel Primate Experiments

This petition is dedicated to raising awareness about the 5,000+ primate who undergo unnecessary/painful testing that goes on behind closed doors at the UC Davis Primate Research Center. #FreeDavisPrimates is a local, peaceful group in Davis, CA that aims to raise awareness about and end the unnecessary/painful testing that goes on at the UC Davis Primate Research Center. Free Davis Primates hosts peaceful, local demonstrations to raise awareness about the primates in our town. Let's use our voices for the voiceless and make a change for these beautiful, social, intelligent creatures who are prisoners in labs of experimentation.  “There will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of Science, as they do now to burning people at the stake in the name of religion.” – Henry J. Bigelow, MD - - -  Harvard University's primate research lab is closing to make way for better, more technologically-advanced options. When will we follow suit, Davis? (http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/4/13/usda-investigates-primate-center/ (viv·i·sec·tion noun \ˌvi-və-ˈsek-shən, ˈvi-və-ˌ\: The activity or practice of doing scientific or medical experiments on live animals) "Many primates at UC Davis are used in brain-mapping experiments. These projects attach recording cylinders to the skulls of these innocent animals. Eye coils are implanted. Electrodes are forced into the brain. Primates are also confined to restraint chairs and deprived of water for extended periods of time." [Via all-creatures.org] The National Primate Research Center system, (Harvard, Emory, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Oregon Health Sciences University, Tulane, and University of California Davis) uses over $600,000,000 annually.Government waste: Most primates are not used in experiments that study the diseases that kill most Americans. Projects that study primate psychology, alcohol & addictive drugs, brain-mapping, and sex in primates far outnumber studies involving heart disease or cancer.Repetition is rampant among NIH-funded projects. Currently, 175 NIH projects study neural information processing in macaque monkeys. These useless experiments waste over $70 million in federal tax dollars every year. Many of these projects continue on for decades wasting millions of tax dollars each year and victimizing primates for an entire lifetime.Fact sheets: "Exposing the truth to wipe out animal experimentation" -http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/fact.htmlUC Davis experiments, deaths, infant mortality, government waste: http://www.all-creatures.org/saen/fact-primate-ucd.html [Please feel free to email us or send us a message on Facebook for additional detailed information on negligence reports from the USDA related to the CNPRC at UC Davis] "I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence." -Gandhi

Lindsay R
11,868 supporters