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Tell NIH to Send Chimpanzees to a Sanctuary Now!

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© Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

Chimpanzees—our closest living genetic relatives—are extremely social, intelligent individuals who have rich mental and emotional lives.

Sadly, hundreds of these remarkable beings remain imprisoned in U.S. laboratories, where many have been forced to endure decades of painful, invasive procedures and solitary confinement.

Until recently, the U.S. was the only country in the industrialized world that conducted invasive experiments on chimpanzees. But thanks to the hard and determined work of PETA and other animal advocates, the last few years have brought unprecedented progress in the fight to give our fellow great apes the freedom and safety that they deserve.

chimpanzee in lab

After a government panel concluded that experiments on chimpanzees were "largely unnecessary," the National Institutes of Health (NIH) promised to retire all federally owned chimpanzees to sanctuaries, but as documented by PETA and reported by The Washington Post, since this announcement few have been retired and many have died while waiting.

Help us finally close this dark chapter in history by asking NIH to send these chimpanzees to a sanctuary now!

  
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