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Lab Chimps Are Moving to Sanctuaries — Slowly

Medical experimentation on chimpanzees has ended, butmoving all of them into retirement will be a difficult task.

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Research on Lab Chimps is Over. Why Have So Few Been Retired to Sanctuaries?

In the past 2 years, only 73 chimps have entered sanctuaries, and the slow pace has heightened tensions between the laboratory and sanctuary communities.

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300 Former Research Chimps Will Be Getting the Royal Treatment at a Breathtaking New Sanctuary

If you know Rachael Ray, then you know just how much she loves animals! A few months back, she heard about an amazing organization called Project Chimps.

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These Joyful Former Lab Chimps Just Can’t Get Enough Watermelon

Earlier this month, nine female chimpanzees arrived at Project Chimps, a 336-acre sanctuary near Blue Ridge, Georgia. The lucky ladies previously lived at the University of Louisiana’s New Iberia Research Center, along with more than 200 other chimps who are slated to ultimately join them at the sanctuary.

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Sanctuaries Across US Prepare for Influx of Lab Chimps

Sanctuaries around the country are preparing for an influx of retired private lab chimps now that the federal government has stopped backing experiments on humankind’s closest relatives. Their challenge will be finding the room and resources to house and rehabilitate the animals.

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