31 Oct '12, 6pm

Sick and Dying Chimps Still Used in Research

Sick and Dying Chimps Still Used in Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently issued a statement that it will retire 110 federally owned chimpanzees from the controversial New Iberia Research Center in Lafayette, La., and sparked further debate after announcing that only ten of them would go to an actual sanctuary, while the other 100 would be moved to the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, where they could still technically be used in non-invasive research. 100 “retired” chimps will be doomed to life at another lab after enduring years of torment at the same New Iberia that was the focus of an undercover investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States in 2009, showing some of the horrific abuse primates face behind closed doors. Investigators for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service also found that it hadn’t complied with ...

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