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Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) afflicts chimpanzees from laboratories in the same way as it does human trauma survivors, according to a paper published this week in vol. 9(1) of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. Building an Inner Sanctuary: Complex PTSD in Chimpanzees demonstrates that psychological suffering crosses species lines. “Chimpanzees who survive a laboratory and humans who survive traumas share a common suffering,” says co-author Theodora Capaldo, EdD,…

Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Laboratories today announced a new, dedicated website focused on ending chimpanzee research in the United States. Project R&R is a national campaign of the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS). “This site provides the most comprehensive information available on what has happened and continues to happen behind lab doors to these incredibly intelligent and social beings,” says Theodora Capaldo, EdD, President of NEAVS…

BOSTON, MA,  April 5, 2006—One of the nation’s oldest animal protection organizations is headed to Atlanta, Georgia, to kick off Project R&R:  Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Labs, a national campaign to end the use of chimpanzees in research. Austria recently became the latest of several countries to ban the use of great apes in research. The U.S., the last remaining large-scale user of chimpanzees in research in the…