Tuesday, September 14, 2010

URGENT ALERT! PETITION: THE GREAT APES NEED YOUR HELP!

PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE (PCRM)


PETITION! Chimpanzees (ALL GREAT APES) Need Your Help!


Tell Congress to Enact Legislation! Please send the e-mail below that asks your representative to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection Act (GAPA). This bill, known as H.R. 1326, would end invasive research on chimpanzees who remain in laboratories, release federally owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuaries, and end federal funding for the breeding of federally owned chimpanzees, affecting more than 1,000 animals.

The Great Ape Protection Act will save taxpayers $20‐25 million annually.

The U.S. is the only nation in the world that is known to still use captive chimpanzees for large-scale invasive research.

Although chimpanzees are our closest genetic relatives, physiological differences make chimpanzees poor models for human health research.

Chimpanzees used in research suffer from post‐traumatic stress disorder and depression.

INFO SHEET: http://pcrm.org/resch/GAPA/PDFs/GAPAFactsheet3.08.10.pdf

PCRM Legislative Fund
5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste. 400
Washington, DC 20016


* Please note: this action alert can be sent by U.S. members only.

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