NEAVS Webinar - Yerkes in Context: Chimpanzee Retirement and the ESA

Date: Thursday, Feb 18, 2016

Time: 2:30 pm ET

Duration: 60 Minutes



Theodora Capaldo, EdD, President and CEO of The New England Anti-Vivisection Society


Katherine Meyer, JD, Founding Partner, Meyer, Glitzenstein, Eubanks LLP

Join NEAVS for a special webinar Thursday, February 18th, 2016.

Panelists include, Dr. Theodora Capaldo, CEO, NEAVS and Attorney Katherine Meyer, Founding Partner, Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks -- representing NEAVS and a coalition of chimpanzee experts and sanctuaries in opposition to Yerkes National Primate Research Center’s (Emory University, Atlanta, GA) export permit application to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).

  • Dr. Capaldo will review the background of the proposed transfer of eight Yerkes chimpanzees overseas; the state of privately held chimpanzees in U.S. labs; implications of the recent up listing of captive chimpanzees to endangered status; and, concerns surrounding how labs will divest themselves of chimpanzees given the dwindling of NIH funding.
  • Attorney Meyer will discuss why issuance of an export permit weakens protections of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and explore the implications for the Yerkes 8, all privately held chimpanzees and all other endangered species. She will conclude with a review of the positive implications that blocking the Yerkes’ permit will have for the Yerkes 8, their potential offspring and all other ESA’s protected species.
  • Particpant Q&A to follow.

Space is limited so reserve your spot today!