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The Real Planet of the Apes
August 11, 2011

The new Rise of the Planet of the Apes movie might be science fiction, but it’s grounded in fact: Every day in the United States, laboratories confine and experiment on chimpanzees. And both chimpanzees and humans suffer dire consequences.

If you thought such chimpanzee abuse was a Hollywood fantasy, you’ll want to see the Real Planet of the Apes. It’s graphic undercover video that captures the true cruelty of chimpanzee experimentation:

The blockbuster movie gives viewers a glimpse into the gruesome reality of these experiments. In the movie, chimpanzees are confined to small cages. Scientists at a pharmaceutical company perform invasive experiments on chimpanzees and develop a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease that ends up proving fatal in humans. A mother chimpanzee is traumatized when her baby is threatened. The chimpanzees suffer psychiatric disorders seen in human torture victims.

Those scenes are disturbing. And so is the real suffering endured by the more than 1,000 chimpanzees remaining in U.S. laboratories today.

Chimpanzee experiments focusing on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions have failed to significantly advance human health research, while raising profound ethical concerns, not to mention and wasting tax dollars.

You can help save these chimpanzees. Our legislative team is working hard to convince Congress to pass the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, which would phase out invasive experiments on chimpanzees. To contact Congress and learn more about the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, visit PCRM.org/GAPA.


     

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