|Save the Chimps is pleased that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that they will significantly reduce the use of chimpanzees in government-funded research, and retire the vast majority of federally-owned chimpanzees.
This historic NIH decision comes after a two-and-a-half year review of the use of chimpanzees in biomedical research, and closely follows the US Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) proposed rule to declare all chimpanzees members of an endangered species.
Your donation helps provide care for the nearly 240 chimpanzees with:
- three daily meals of fresh fruits and vegetables
- first-rate medical care
- enrichment activities that encourage natural behaviors
- help maintain the 12 three-acre island homes
- allow chimps space and freedom to wander to their hearts content