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Help chimps stuck in labs by Friday August 10

Help chimps stuck in labs by Friday August 10

Can you spare less than a minute to make a big difference in the lives of chimpanzees living in labs?

In November 2015, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it would no longer support the use of chimpanzees in research. Almost three years later hundreds of chimps are still stuck in labs. Left in the place where they’ve endured unimaginable trauma.

But there is a solution. And that's where you come in. The NIH is accepting comments from the public about what do with these chimpanzees. This is your chance to tell the NIH that they should move these chimpanzees to sanctuaries immediately.

You can do this in four easy steps:

            1. Submit your comment by going to this page on the NIH website.

            2. Add in your email address and town/city.

            3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the section that says “Additional Comments”. Add your comment in this space or you can copy, paste and personalize this provided text:

All former laboratory chimpanzees deserve to go to sanctuaries. I disagree that some chimpanzees should not be moved out of laboratories and to sanctuaries because they are sick or aged. Unless a chimpanzee is in the terminal stage of life, any potential risk in transport is far outweighed by the benefits of being in a sanctuary.

There are well-established methods to safely move even ill and elderly chimpanzees. Existing sanctuaries can attest to the fact that mortality in transport is rare. Rather, many sick or aged chimpanzees go on to thrive in sanctuary, where they receive top-notch veterinary care from doctors who can focus solely on them and build up a one-on-one relationship.

After subjecting these chimpanzees to years of experimentation it is our moral and ethical obligation to move these chimpanzees to a sanctuary immediately.

           4. Check the box next to “I’m not a robot” and then hit the submit button. 

That's it. Is should take less than one minute. 

I hope you’ll take this opportunity to make a big difference in the lives of these chimps. It’s the least we can do. They have survived unthinkable trauma and deserve to live the rest of their lives in peace. Get started by going here.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this action on behalf of animals in labs! To learn more about our work helping chimpanzees, please visit this page.