Give Chimps a Break this Summer!
Momentum BUILDS only with YOUR HELP – make a call
for chimps today
Your support for chimpanzees
makes a difference, thank you
for speaking up!
For 54-year-old Flo and the other 200 chimpanzees at New Mexico’s Alamogordo Primate Facility
, and for the nearly 1000 chimps in research labs across the United States, a summer break is in order.
This week could be the first time that the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (GAPCSA – S. 810/H.R. 1513)
receives a vote in the Senate Environment and Public Works committee.
Please call your U.S. Senators today and express your support for this bill. Here is a script:
Hello, my name is _______ and I want to leave a message for my Senator, _______.
Please ask my Senator to give their full support to the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act, S. 810.
I live in __________ and this bill is very important to me as a taxpayer and a voter!
The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act will phase out the use of chimpanzees in research over three years and will also advance human health by freeing up resources for effective science.
Thank you for your work.
Call both of your U.S. Senators and ask your friends to do the same! If you live outside of New Mexico, look up phone numbers for your Senate offices here:
Thank you for taking FIVE minutes to make these
important calls, the chimps are counting on you!
New Updates on Alamogordo Chimps in Texas:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided some additional information on chimpanzees from the Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF) who were shipped to the lab Texas Biomed, writing in a prepared statement to Congress:
There is no research being conducted with the 25 chimpanzees from APF now located at the Texas Biomed facility.
The funding provided is for high quality care for these animals. The funds for care and maintenance will continue for as long as the animals remain at this facility.
Keeping sentient individuals who have endured years of trauma like Ken, Cammy, and Montessa, in a research lab even when they are not needed is cruel and wasteful.
This short update from the NIH is further evidence of the need for Congress to direct the agency to permanently retire these individuals to sanctuary - Thank you again for calling Congress in support of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act!
Animal Protection of New Mexico runs ads supporting GAPCSA:
APNM is proud to partner with others, including the New England Anti-Vivisection Society
, to run several full page ads in support of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act in the Washington, DC, publication Politico
Check out the ads and how they are attracting attention
To the thousands of individuals from New Mexico and across the country who continue to speak up for chimpanzees, thank you
for your effective efforts!
So far, your support has resulted in an independent scientific study
finding that chimpanzees are not necessary for biomedical research, a halt in funding
for future chimp research from the National Institutes of Health, and unprecedented local, national, and international media attention
to the plight of chimpanzees in biomedical research.
Keep your commitment to the Alamogordo chimps by making calls to Congress in support of GAPCSA, sharing this information with your friends, and donating
to the campaign. Together, we will succeed for the chimps!
Watch the April Senate hearing on GAPCSA
Visit and share RetireTheChimps.org
Read the Chimp Study at The Institute of Medicine
Read a Critical Overview of the Chimp Study from The Kennedy Institute of Ethics