Emily Deschanel Speaks Out for Chimpanzees
Actress Emily Deschanel, who plays a crime-solving scientist on the TV show Bones, wrote to the director of NIH about this real-life crime against animals.
“I’m thrilled that the National Institutes of Health has suspended plans to move the 186 chimpanzees who live at the Alamogordo Primate Facility to Southwest National Primate Research Center. But I am concerned about the well-being of the 14 chimpanzees who were moved to Southwest before this decision was made,” Deschanel wrote in her letter to Dr. Collins. “These aging chimpanzees were moved from near retirement in New Mexico to a facility that conducts painful, invasive experiments on animals and has a long history of animal abuse.”
Join Deschanel in urging NIH to return these 14 chimpanzees to retirement in New Mexico. Use our “Take Action” page to send an e-mail at PCRM.org/Alamogordo.