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Happy New Year, Alamogordo Chimpanzees

Written by PETA | December 31, 2010

Two hundred and some chimpanzees—previously used in experiments and kept in tiny cells, alone, isolated, and with nothing but a cement slab to sleep on and nothing to see or do, but who have been undergoing rehabilitation and socialization with each other—have been spared from their imminent transfer back into NIH laboratories. These chimpanzees, whom PETA president Ingrid E. Newkirk wrote about on The Huffington Post in 2010, had been about to be shipped out, but the National Institutes of Health has just announced—no doubt because of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s protests and those of many members of Congress and groups like PETA—that the chimpanzees will not be moved, at least until a study has been conducted, which will take two years.

Fourteen of the chimpanzees were not that lucky and have already been shipped out. Please join us in asking that they not be used and that all the chimpanzees be allowed to go to a sanctuary early in 2011. Meanwhile, pop a cork for our friends at Alamogordo, who have just scraped by under the wire! Thanks to all of you who wrote and called and helped to make this a happier New Year’s Eve for these animals.

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  • Daniela Flores says:

    JUSTICE and dignity to the chimpances NOWWWW!!! Take them to a sanctuary

  • Francine says:

    Finally its over!

  • tiziana says:

    I am asking that the chimpanzees not be used and that all the chimpanzees be allowed to go to a sanctuary immediatamenttly! Tanks Tiziana Italia

  • Jo Jo says:

    Even if these experiments did work – who the hell gives us the right to do this to another animal!!!!!!

  • chris Gilbee says:

    have a heart and spare these animals from such cruel abuse at your hands, pls… they deserve a better life, as God intended.Hannibal assumes that NIH experiments on chimps advance medicine. They don’t. As a participant in an HIV-vaccine study, I was told by the study’s leading scientist that the first meaningful data collection came from human volunteers once the test progressed beyond the test tube stage. Monkey tests of the vaccine, and the horrid chimp studies of infection, were a tragic waste of lives and time in HIV studies and that holds true for all vivisection. Free the chimps!

  • Alejandra Vasquez says:

    Sadly enough I have been shocked many times on news like this … where “human beings” show that they are not better than a murderer or a criminal. Animals are all inocent, and they deserve our respect and protection.

  • Natasja says:

    I’m so happy to hear that xD

  • abraham martínez says:

    ¿dónde esta su conciencia como seres viventes?…por favor dejen vivir en paz a estos chimpancés!!

  • Loretta Alvarez says:

    Thank you for having mercy with these two hundred chimpanzees. PLEASE RESCUE THE OTHER 14 CHIMPANZEES WHO WERE NOT SO LUCKY TO REMAIN IN THE SANCTUARY.

  • Canaduck says:

    Stop posting letters on behalf of the chimps here in the comment section–follow the links PETA provided!

  • PETA says:

    Re: Hannibal the Cannibal. Needlessly torturing the chimpanzees in an NIH laboratory will very likely not advance medicine, either. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has noted that 92 percent of all drugs that are shown to be safe and effective in animal tests fail in human trials because they don’t work or are dangerous. Animal testing is bad science, and cannot justify the cruelty inflicted upon its victims. To learn more about animals used for experimentation, please visit: http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/animal-testing-bad-science.aspx. Thank you.

  • Scott says:

    Hannibal assumes that NIH experiments on chimps advance medicine. They don’t. As a participant in an HIV-vaccine study, I was told by the study’s leading scientist that the first meaningful data collection came from human volunteers once the test progressed beyond the test tube stage. Monkey tests of the vaccine, and the horrid chimp studies of infection, were a tragic waste of lives and time in HIV studies and that holds true for all vivisection. Free the chimps!

  • Hannibal the cannibal says:

    These chimps should be immediatel;y transferred to the NIH laboratories.They will be used in experiments aiming at improving the health of humans.Having them just sitting in a sanctuary will not advance medicine….

  • Michelle Michael says:

    have a heart and spare these animals from such cruel abuse at your hands, pls… they deserve a better life, as God intended.

  • DALENA ROJAS GAMONET says:

    BENDITO SEAS DIOS, TRIUNFÓ EL BIEN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • heidstev says:

    please do write to President Obama too,and let us sign to ask a petition for the 14 chimpanzees to be returtned. PLEASE!

  • Martina Patterson says:

    Thank you for having mercy with these two hundred and some chimpanzees—previously used in experiments and kept in tiny cells, alone, isolated, and with nothing but a cement slab to sleep on and nothing to see or do, but who have been undergoing rehabilitation and socialization with each other.

  • Marjolaine Lévesque says:

    Cette nouvelle me fait très plaisir.Je continurais de vous soutenir,pour qu’ensemble,nous puissions faire la différence pour nos amis,les animaux.Merci.

  • DONNA NOWOTNY says:

    AND THANK YOU TO GOV RICHARDSON FOR BEING COMPASSIONATE AND FOR BECOMING INVOLVED . PLEASE RESCUE THE OTHER 14 CHIMPANZEES WHO WERE NOT SO LUCKY TO REMAIN IN THE SANCTUARY.

  • Marge says:

    We OWE them this peace in their old age,Why torment them till they perish..leave them and many others to live their lives as NATURE intended.

  • Ann Parker says:

    please, no more harm

  • carol duran says:

    Please. No more experimentation on these chimpanzees.

  • Delbrouck Jacqueline says:

    Madame, Monsieur, Je me permets de vous envoyer ce mail afin de vous demander et de vous poser les bonnes questions concernant ces chimpanzés. Quand est ce que ces barbaries vont cesser sur eux ? Pourquoi l”humain s’octroie t-il le droit de vie et de mort sur les animaux. Pourquoi se permet-il d’en disposer à sa guise ? Ces animaux ainsi que les autres ont des sentiments comme nous alors POURQUOI leur faire endurer de telles souffrances ? D’autres solutions existent, utilisez les et arrêter de torturer ces innocents qui sont toujours et sans cesse utilisés comme quantités négligeables. Faites le nécessaire bon sang et cela vous sera rendu au centuple d’une manière comme d’une autre. D’avance merci pour la bonne action que vous allez accomplir pour eux. Delbrouck Jacqueline

  • Lyndel Thomas says:

    This is the happiest New Year news that I have heard. Thank goodness we have groups like PETA and others to help our dear animal friends. I am so happy for the chimpanzees. Peace at last! Let us hope that it remains that way!

  • laurie mc grath says:

    Please do the right thing and let these animals enjoy what is left of their lives. We humans have used/abused them enough. Don’t you think?

  • nancy says:

    Is there a link for writing letters for the fourteen chimpanzees? thanks!

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