“These chimpanzees have been living peacefully in New Mexico for about a decade, after spending many years being used in experiments. But if the government’s plan moves forward, they will be pulled out from this humane setting and sent to a facility for use in painful and invasive experiments. Many of these chimpanzees are now more than 30 years old, and some may not survive being transported to San Antonio. These astonishingly intelligent animals have given their lives to research and should be retired.”
- Gene Hackman in a letter to Dr. Fancis S. Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health, regarding the 200 chimpanzees who are in danger of being used in invasive experiments. Learn more about this awful situation at Tonic.com.