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Celebrity Support for the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
03/09/2012 - Celebrity Support for Ending the Use of Chimpanzees in Experiments   James Franco, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Kevin Nealon, Weeds and Saturday Night Live "Ellen and Portia have signed a letter to Congress urging them to ban the use of chimpanzees in animal testing." Ellen DeGener
Ellen DeGeneres Supports Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act
02/29/2012 - Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi recently joined PCRM in urging Congress to ban the use of chimpanzees in invasive experiments. Actress Kristin Bauer, tennis champion Monica Seles, and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin also wrote letters asking Congress to support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. In addition
Watch James Franco and Kevin Nealon Pledge to Save Chimpanzees
01/23/2012 - Actors James Franco and Kevin Nealon have joined the fight to end chimpanzee experimentation. In a new video, they explain how they are going to help PCRM pass the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act in 2012. Franco, star of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, tells viewers that his New Year’s resolution is to
Texas Biomed Fined for Animal Care Violations
01/23/2012 - The Texas Biomedical Research Institute was recently fined $25,714 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which cited multiple violations of the Animal Welfare Act, including one in which a rhesus macaque was killed after escaping his enclosure at night when temperatures were below freezing. Previously, the facility wa
National Chimpanzee Call-In Week Resources
11/22/2011 - It's National Call-In Week for Chimpanzees in Laboratories. Please call your members of Congress today, and ask them to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (S. 810/H.R. 1513), which will end painful experiments on chimpanzees. Please use the following re
Actress Joins PCRM Campaign to Save Great Apes
01/14/2011 - Traumatized victims in metal cages the size of kitchen tables. Emily Deschanel’s character on FOX’s Bones uncovers fictional scenes like this every week. But this isn’t fiction. It’s happening to more than 1,000 chimpanzees kept in laboratories across the United States. So last week, Deschane
U.S. Chimpanzees Could Go Dutch
01/13/2011 - In 2002, the Netherlands prohibited future biomedical research on chimpanzees and began releasing them into sanctuaries. Congress now has an opportunity to do the same for U.S. chimpanzees. But the Great Ape Protection Act needs more congressional co-sponsors. PCRM asked you to urge your representatives to join the
A Moral Obligation: PCRM Scientist’s Paper Supports the Great Ape Protection Act
10/28/2010 - A new paper by animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D., raises serious ethical questions about the use of chimpanzees in experiments and provides evidence for the provisions of the Great Ape Protection Act. In May’s Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Dr. Balcombe assesses the evidence and finds that ch
Actress Emily Deschanel Fights for Chimpanzees
10/27/2010 - On Fox’s hit TV show Bones, Emily Deschanel’s character solves crimes against people. In real life, Deschanel is helping to end cruelty against chimpanzees. Deschanel recently wrote a letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, asking him to co-sp

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