The Ex-Lab Chimps in San Antonio Deserve a Break
Opal is one of 20 chimps owned by the National Institutes of Health that were transferred to Southwest from the Alamogordo Primate Facility in New Mexico, where hundreds of chimps had been retired from biomedical research. And now, in the wake of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to declare captive chimpanzees endangered, animal welfare groups are calling for Opal and 19 other federally owned chimps at Southwest to be permanently retired.
Chimpanzees Left to Starve in Retirement from Medical Research
These chimps are retirees…of sorts. They were used in medical experiments, in Liberia, for the non-profit New York Blood Center for nearly 30 years, until research stopped there in the early 2000s.
Chimp Who Spent 20 Years Suffering in Captivity Basks in the Sunshine at His Sanctuary Home
Born in a research lab, Burrito’s start in life was traumatizing, to say the least. However, Burrito’s fate changed when he was rescued by Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. For the first time in his life, Burrito is allowed to be a chimp and enjoy the wonderful parts of life, like getting to bask in the sunshine.
Secretive Research Monkey Facilities Come Under Scrutiny in Florida
A series of events has put a tiny Florida county of less than 40,000 residents at the center of national and international controversy regarding monkey breeding and research.
Chimps Still Stuck in Research Labs Despite Promise of Retirement
Despite a promise more than a year and half ago by the National Institutes of Health to retire the vast majority of government research chimpanzees to sanctuaries, hundreds of chimps are still being held for potential medical experimentation, many of them aging and intentionally infected with HIV or hepatitis.
A Gainesville Woman’s Monkey Business
In Kari Bagnall’s makeshift jungle, she gives primates a home.
Heard on Campus: Cathy Willis Spraetz, CEO of Chimp Haven
“Everyone one of them is so different, so unique, just like all of us,” said Cathy Willis Spraetz, president and CEO of Chimp Haven, during her presentation, “Chimpanzees in Captivity: From Research to Retirement,” at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.
Retired Research Chimps Are Really Enjoying Their New Home
Two years ago, 110 chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center were retired by the National Institutes of Health, and since then, animal welfare activists have been working hard to get them all to Chimp Haven.
When Chimpanzees Leave Research Labs, They Often Find a Home at Chimp Haven
Hundreds of chimps once involved in medical testing now live at a 200-acre sanctuary, experiencing the outdoors for the first time.
10 Primate Sanctuaries That Need Your Support
The phenomenal work done by wildlife sanctuaries all over the world is often the only thing standing between certain animal species and extinction.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Celebrates Five Years
On June 13, 2008, a truck bearing seven chimpanzees from Pennsylvania rolled up the driveway at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, a 26-acre site on a hillside east of Cle Elum above the Yakima River.
Harvard Medical School Plans to Close Primate Research Lab
About 2,000 monkeys at a Harvard Medical School research center will be moved to other laboratories around the country as the school shuts down the troubled center, an official with the National Institutes of Health said Wednesday.