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Research Chimps Get Permanent Retirement Home

More than 100 chimps retired from medical research are about to get a new home.

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Victory! NIH sending all chimpanzees from New Iberia Research Center to NAPSA member Chimp Haven

In the latest step towards shrinking chimpanzee research in the United States, the National Institutes of Health announced a plan to retire its stock of 113 research animals from the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana to Chimp Haven, a federally funded sanctuary in Keithsville, Louisiana.

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Chimpanzee Testing: Is It the Beginning of the End?

Medical experiments on chimpanzees can be invasive, involving injections, blood samples and liver biopsies. But some say it’s the only way to advance medicine. Miles O’Brien’s report explores whether there are ever instances in which the scientific value of research should offset the moral cost of working with chimps.

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A Second Life for Retired Lab Chimps

Drive up a certain gravel road southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana and you will hear a primally powerful sound echoing through the trees: hoots and calls from a colony of chimpanzees, humanity’s closest living relative.

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