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|Originally Posted: 4 Aug 2010|
Tell Your Senator to Support Passage of The Great Ape Protection Act, S. 3694
Urge your Senators to strongly support and co-sponsor S. 3694. This bill is in the best interest of both humans and chimpanzees.
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
S. 3694, the Great Ape Protection Act, will end the use of chimpanzees in invasive research and release more than 500 federally owned chimpanzees to permanent sanctuaries, saving taxpayers $20-25 million annually.
For more than 30 years, the government and private researchers have spent untold amounts of money on cruel and ineffective chimpanzee experiments. Despite decades of research using chimpanzees, we still do not have vaccines against HIV, hepatitis C, or malaria in humans, because significant genetic and physiological differences between humans and chimpanzees simply make them poor models for these diseases. It says something that the United States is the last country in the world to permit large-scale invasive research on great apes like chimpanzees.
Together we can work to ensure that our tax dollars are not used to fund inhumane and unnecessary medical research.
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