21 Apr '11, 6am
Support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
"As a scientist with a doctorate in human physiology, I worked directly with primates on research projects for NASA and our military to protect and preserve the lives of astronauts and our military personnel. Because of this experience, I closely followed and am gratified that with spectacular advances in scientific and medical research, invasive and destructive procedures on great apes are both less effective and more costly than alternatives. With this bill, the federal government will catch up with the science and spend taxpayers' money more wisely by eliminating invasive research and cruel captivity of these incredible animals," said Rep. Roscoe Bartlett.