A Safe Place to Land
Retired research chimps find sanctuary in Morganton, Georgia.
Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Cle Elum Gives Chimps a Second Chance at Life
Seven chimps at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest spend most of their free time swinging around, playing with dolls, and going on long walks. “They are able to come to a sanctuary and get to experience things they have never experienced before,” said Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Co-Director Diana Goodrich. Click the link for video and more!
These Retired Research Chimps Find New Home at Louisiana Sanctuary
In 2015, the National Institute of Health announced they will no longer support biomedical research on chimpanzees. In this Sunday Spotlight, TODAY’s Dylan Dreyer visits the Louisiana sanctuary where these aging primates get to retire.
‘Vast Majority’ of NIH Chimps to be Moved to Retirement Sanctuary, Agency Says
The National Institutes of Health plans to move the “vast majority” of its chimpanzees formerly used for research to a sanctuary in Louisiana.
How to Decide Whether Ailing Chimps Get Moved to a Sanctuary
The N.I.H. is deciding whether old, ill chimps formerly used in research should be moved to sanctuaries like Chimp Haven, or retire in place.
America Banned Research on Chimps – But Half of Them Still Live in Labs
In 2015, The National Institutes of Health made an announcement: It would no longer support invasive biomedical research on chimpanzees. But three years later, the NIH is still struggling to retire the more than 200 federally-owned chimps that remain in labs, to sanctuaries. This month, 10 years after the first chimps arrived there, Chimp Haven is celebrating a milestone: More than half the NIH chimps have made it into the sanctuary system. VICE News visited Chimp Haven to see what retirement looks like for the lucky half of America’s research chimps.
Lab Chimps Are Moving to Sanctuaries — Slowly
Medical experimentation on chimpanzees has ended, butmoving all of them into retirement will be a difficult task.
A History of Chimps in Medical Research
A unique timeline presents important events in the history of chimpanzee medical research, and its ending.
Free Candy: Louisiana Chimpanzee is Center of Landmark Lawsuit
Cathy Breaux remembers the first time she saw Candy the chimpanzee up close. Breaux, now 63, was still in high school when she went to Fun Fair Park in her hometown of Baton Rouge.
County Fairground’s Animal Act Restriction Postponed, Includes Ban on Non-human Primates
Alachua County commissioners are postponing the creation of stricter animal act regulations for the county’s fairgrounds.
Monkey Service Animal Bill Being Reconsidered
After getting advice from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, a Louisiana lawmaker says he is considering dropping his proposal to allow monkeys to be used as service animals for people with disabilities.
Activists Sound Alarm on Transfer of Chimps to the U.K.
Flouting international law, the United States gave researchers permission to send eight endangered chimpanzees to an unaccredited British zoo, animal activists claim in a federal complaint.