A Disturbing Dispute over Laboratory Chimpanzees’ Retirement to Sanctuary at Chimp Haven

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced in August that all the chimpanzees it owns will, by the year 2021, be retired to Chimp Haven, which is the national chimpanzee sanctuary as designated by the CHIMP Act (more formally, the Chimpanzee Health Improvement, Maintenance and Protection Act of 2000.) But if the National Association for Biomedical Research had had its way, the chimpanzees would not be living out (or soon living out) their days in the 200 acres of Louisiana woodland. Instead they would have remained confined in the laboratories