YAY! Freedom for Hundreds of Chimpanzees

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Posted June 27, 2013 by Whitney Calk

Looking for your feel-good moment of the week? HERE IT IS.

This week, the National Institutes of Health has announced that it will cut funding for most invasive experiments on chimpanzees and send at least 310 of the 360 federally owned chimpanzees currently imprisoned in laboratories to sanctuaries!

Instead of spending the rest of their lives behind bars, where all they’ve ever known is pain and misery, these chimpanzees will now be able to feel grass under their feet for the first time, swing from trees, socialize with other chimpanzees, and be just as nature intended  them to beFREE.

Today’s historic announcement acknowledges what PETA has been saying since we started speaking out against this practice more than a quarter of a century ago: It is NOT OK to torment living beings whom we know suffer greatly from physical, behavioral, and psychological deprivation in laboratories.

This huge victory could not have happened without YOUR help! Want to do even more to speak up for primates? 

tell airlines to stop shipping monkeys to labs




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    I hope they dont replace the monkey with rats, mice or other animals

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    791 days ago

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    A-freakin’ amazeballs! :)

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    The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphone and tested to see if it can survive a 40 foot drop,
    just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now
    broken and she has 83 views. I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

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    794 days ago

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    <3 <3 <3

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