Support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
|Mack spent over 30 years in laboratories.||Shakey at the former Coulston Foundation.|
The United States is the last large-scale user of chimpanzees in biomedical research in the world. Today nearly 1000 chimpanzees remain in research laboratories in the US. Save the Chimps is all too familiar with the experiences of chimpanzees used in biomedical research. That’s why we support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (GAPCSA) which would:
- Prohibit the use of all great apes (chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, gorillas, and gibbons) in invasive research
- Prohibit federal funding, breeding, and transport of great apes for invasive research
- Require the retirement of all chimpanzees under federal control to sanctuaries
- Establish a fund to provide significant federal support for the lifetime sanctuary care of approximately 500 federally-owned chimpanzees
GAPCSA currently has multiple cosponsors and bipartisan support, but has yet to reach the floor of the House of Representatives or the Senate for a vote. The Senate Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife is expected to hold a hearing on the bill soon. It is essential for the bill to be approved by committee before being considered for a vote.
Please consider taking action and contact your Representatives and Senators today and ask them to support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (H.R. 1513, S. 810). With your support, the US can finally join the ranks of so many other nations who have banned experimentation on chimpanzees. The chimpanzees still locked away at research labs across the country may finally have their chance at a peaceful retirement.
To learn more about this important issue, click here for an informative fact sheet.
Nearly 290 former research chimpanzees, including our beloved Bobby, have already found sanctuary at Save the Chimps, and will live out their years free of the pain, isolation, and confinement experienced by chimpanzees who live in research labs.
We need your help to provide Bobby and our other chimpanzee residents with the high-quality, loving care that they deserve. Please “adopt” Bobby or the chimpanzee of your choice today in honor of all chimpanzees who have endured life in biomedical research.
For more information please contact Triana Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org
“All they need from us is a chance. If we meet them halfway, give them space and freedom, then they recover on their own.”
–Dr. Carole Noon, STC Founder, 1949-2009