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Retire Privately “Owned” Chimpanzees Now

Retire Privately “Owned” Chimpanzees Now

Update: These petitions are now closed.

Despite the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announcing it will retire all federally owned chimpanzees in laboratories (with the significant exception of 50 to be held for "future potential research"), four labs still house a large number of privately owned chimpanzees who they have not yet scheduled for retirement.

These labs are fighting to hold on to the millions in funding they have received for decades to simply house and maintain chimpanzees – even though all the while, their actual use in research was rapidly dwindling or nonexistent.

Candy (pictured), formerly in a lab, is a Chimp Haven resident (Chimp Haven)

Please write to the following labs and ask them retire all privately owned chimpanzees. It will only take you seconds with our forms: