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Watch Liberated Research Chimps See the Sky for the First Time

Watch Liberated Research Chimps See the Sky for the First Time

Chimp Haven, the sanctuary for retired biomedical research chimps, has released a moving video that shows government research chimps as they go out into the simulated wild for the very first time. Watch the film below: As noted above, more than 100 government-owned chimpanzees at the New Iberia Research Center, a laboratory in Louisiana, will be retired to the federal chimpanzee sanctuary Chimp Haven, providing sufficient funds are in place to construct the necessary facilities. It is estimated that this will cost upwards of $2.3 million, funds the government will not be able to provide in their entirety due to its spending cap having been reached. Many of the chimps, some of them now over 50 years of age, will have endured a life-time being subjected to oftentimes invasive medical tests. The process toward liberating chimpanzees from biomedical research facilities has bee...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/watch-liberated-research-chim...

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