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 to writing Sen. Barbara Boxer, True Blood star Bauer recently starred in a PCRM video explaining how she is going to help pass the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act in 2012:
Seles, former world No. 1 professional tennis player and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, wrote U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio and asked them to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act.
“I’m writing because you have a unique opportunity to advance medical research in the United States and help retire chimpanzees from laboratory cages to sanctuaries,” wrote Seles. “The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, S. 810, will phase out invasive experiments on chimpanzees and help retire these astonishingly smart and social beings to sanctuaries.”
Last month, PCRM also delivered a petition signed by more than 2,000 Californians to California Sen. Barbara Boxer.
“As residents of the state of California, we are urging you to save chimpanzees and end government waste by moving the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act through your committee toward passage on the Senate floor,” says the petition. “As chair of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, you are in a unique position to move this bill forward, and we strongly urge you to do so.”
To ask your members of Congress to end chimpanzee experiments, visit PCRM.org/GAPCSA.