Urge Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Retire the Alamogordo Chimpanzees

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Originally Posted: 16 Aug 2010

Urge Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Retire the Alamogordo Chimpanzees

[Ed. Note: Also read Gene Hackman Opposes Experiments on New Mexico Chimpanzees.]

FROM Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)

Tell Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to LEAVE the Alamogordo chimps in their sanctuary and NOT send them to be victims of experimentation.


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Kathleen Sebelius
Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
phone (877) 696-6775
web form email


Tell Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius to keep almost 200 chimpanzees at the Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF) in New Mexico and create a sanctuary there. Since 2001, chimpanzees have been housed at APF, where they cannot be used for research. However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to move the chimpanzees—many of them at least 30 years old—to the Southwest National Primate Research Facility in San Antonio, Texas, where they can be used in painful, invasive experiments.

  • I am troubled that NIH wants to move almost 200 chimpanzees from Alamogordo Primate Facility on Holloman Air Force Base.
  • Please ensure that the chimpanzees stay in Alamogordo.
  • These highly intelligent animals should be retired and a sanctuary created for them.
  • If these animals are moved almost 40 people who work at the facility will lose their jobs.

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