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|Actress Joins PCRM Campaign to Save Great Apes|
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|
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
|Texas Biomed Fined for Animal Care Violations|
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
|Actress Emily Deschanel Fights for Chimpanzees|
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
|A Moral Obligation: PCRM Scientist’s Paper Supports the Great Ape Protection Act|
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
|National Chimpanzee Call-In Week Resources|
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
|Watch James Franco and Kevin Nealon Pledge to Save Chimpanzees|
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
|Ellen DeGeneres Supports Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act|
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
|Celebrity Support for the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act|
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
|Chimpanzee Protection Gains Ground in Congress|
Chimpanzee Protection Gains Ground in Congress The Great Ape Protection Act, which would release more than 500 chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries, has gained steam since its introduction last March and now has more than 100 co-sponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives. Many representatives signed on
|Rock Legend Grace Slick Calls for End to Chimpanzee Experiments|
Forty years after pioneering a cultural revolution, Grace Slick is leading another movement. In collaboration with PCRM, the former Jefferson Airplane singer, known for hit songs like “Somebody to Love,” recorded a voicemail inviting members of Congress t
|Project Nim Star Speaks at PCRM Chimpanzee Panel Discussion|
Project Nim is a documentary members of Congress should see as they weigh the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. Lawmakers had the opportunity to see this heartbreaking film about chimpanzee experimentation last month when PCRM hosted the Washington, D.C., premiere. Project Nim charts the life of Nim Chimpsky.
|IOM Report Highlights Need to Pass Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act|
The National Institutes of Health confirmed last month that chimpanzees residing at a nonresearch facility in Alamogordo, N.M., will stay put for now. The announcement came hours after the Institute of Medicine released its landmark report finding that chimpanzees are not needed to develop treatments for a wide range o
Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act gained more support in the 112th Congress than any previous session with a hearing and vote in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and nearly
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