Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Retired Lab Chimps Pressed Back Into Service: a Houston Press article


Earlier this month, Houston Press reporter Craig Malisow wrote an article, Research Lab Chimps Pressed Back into Service. Masilow does a really excellent job in explaining the Southwest National Primate Research Center's love affair with primate research. (Spoiler alert: the love is not extended to the primates.)

Southwest is part of the Texas Biomedical Research Institute. NIH announced it would be sending about a hundred chimps to Texas Biomedical over the coming months, as New Iberia did not seek to renew federal funding for their chimpanzees. (Both NIH and federal chimpanzee sanctuary Chimp Haven have independently expressed hopes to agree on the development of more space at the sanctuary, to house more or all of New Iberia's retired chimpanzees.)

In the meantime, Malisow's article is a MUST READ, in its entirety.


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