24 Apr '12, 10pm
Lab chimps living in 'dungeon' see grass for 1st time at an animal sanctuary. Video: #EndAnimalTesting Support #GAPCSA
The Coulston Foundation’s research facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico lost funding and shut down in 2002 after three of their chimps were literally cooked alive in their cages when the temperature reached 140 degrees Farenheit, according to CNN . The lab had also been cited for violations of the Animal Welfare Act numerous times. Save The Chimps stepped in to buy the facility with a $3.7 million grant, and what was once a the largest chimpanzee lab in the world became the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world. The chimps would stay there until the organization could get them ready to move to their new sanctuary home in Florida.