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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