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James Franco and Kevin Nealon join PCRM to save chimpsJames Franco and Kevin Nealon join PCRM to save chimps

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James Franco may have been a chimp researcher in The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, but in real life he has joined the fight to end testing on chimps. The actor has teamed up with Kevin Nealon in a pledge to help pass new legislation.

The two stars appear in a new video from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) about chimp experimentation and how we can end it. The organization is working to get The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act passed. PCRM says the law would “phase out the use of chimpanzees in invasive research in both federally funded and private laboratories, release the more than 500 federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries, and prohibit future breeding of chimpanzees for purposes of conducting invasive research.”

The organization states that many of these chimps were captured in the wild as infants and have spent as many as “50 to 60 years trapped inside a 5-by-7-by-7 cage” and “been subject to repeated invasive procedures and breeding.” PCRM says that those horrors can be ended with the passing of the new legislation, and Franco and Nealon have pledged to join the campaign.

The two join celebs who have previously called for support of the Act, including Alicia Silverstone. Nealon says “I’m going to help protect chimpanzees from experimentation by getting all my friends to write to their members of Congress.” Franco adds, “My New Year’s resolution is to help pass The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act.” Watch the PCRM video below!

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