From the American Anti-Vivisection Society:
Support for the Great Ape Protection Act is growing fast. [...]
the Great Ape Protection Act was first introduced in 2008, but because it did not receive a vote before the Congressional session ran out, the bill remained stagnant. Then, on the heels of the release of an investigation into abuse of chimpanzees and monkeys at Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center, our nation’s largest primate research facility, Congress reintroduced the Great Ape Protection Act in March last year.
This groundbreaking legislation would end invasive research on over 1,000 chimpanzees still languishing in U.S. laboratories, and prohibit such experiments on all great apes (defined as chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans, and gibbons). [...]
What You Can Do!
It is imperative that your legislator hear from you in support of this bill. Please contact your U.S. Representative immediately and encourage him/her to co-sponsor the Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326), which would end invasive research on great apes. Let him/her know that this bill is an important step towards more effective and humane science and that similar bills have already been passed in European countries.
- Best Option: Please call your U.S. Representative in support of this bill. You can find the phone number of your Representative by making a toll-free call to (800) 688-9889, or by visiting http://www.house.gov/.
- Or: Use the form below to send an e-mail to your U.S. Representative.
For more information about the use of primates in research, please see “Primate Experimentation and Testing: From the Forests to the Lab,” in the Spring 2006 issue of AV Magazine.
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