Monday, February 18, 2013

Using chimpanzees for medical research is becoming repugnant

The attraction and the repugnance of doing medical research on chimps both arise from the same fact: chimps are sort of like people... The NIH takes note: Agency moves to retire most research chimps

"Almost all of the 451 chimpanzees owned or supported by theNational Institutes of Health that are now at research facilities should be permanently retired from research and moved to sanctuaries, with planning for the move to start immediately, a report from an N.I.H. council unanimously recommended Tuesday."

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