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NEAVS/Project R&R: Follow Up on NAS/IOM Meetings

NEAVS President, Dr. Theodora Capaldo, and Science Director, Dr. Jarrod Bailey, followed up their presentations to the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Committee on Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research meetings on August 11 and 12 and May 26, 2011 with comments expanding their own testimonies and addressing the errors, omissions, lack of substantiating information and other concerns with the testimony of those who continue to advocate for chimpanzee use in research.

The IOM expects to deliver its report by the end of 2011.

Drs. Capaldo/Bailey:   post Aug 1112, 2011 meeting comments

Dr. Capaldo;  verbal and written testimony Aug 11, 2011

Dr. Bailey:  post May 26, 2011 meeting comments

Dr. Bailey:  testimony, May 26, 2011

The years of scientific investigation that NEAVS/Project R&R has put into supporting our case to end the use of chimpanzees has delivered impeccable arguments as to how scientifically unnecessary and unproductive their use is and how inhumane and ethically indefensible it is. Our body of work (click here for information on all our published papers) is proving critical to the IOM’s deliberations. NEAVS/Project R&R clarifies the factual realities from the exaggerated and fictitious rhetoric that proponents of chimpanzee use still insist on relying on. NEAVS/Project R&R fights science with science.