The Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act (H.R. 1513 and S. 810) has been reintroduced with strong, bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This common-sense legislation would phase out invasive research on chimpanzees in laboratories in the U.S., retire the approximately 500 government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary, and end breeding of chimpanzees for invasive research.
The Institute of Medicine confirmed that there is no area of invasive biomedical research that requires the use of chimpanzees. There is now overwhelming scientific, ethical and economic evidence for ending harmful chimpanzee research. Furthermore, this much needed legislation will save taxpayers approximately $25 million every year.
Watch this video featuring Glee's Charlotte Ross, then make a brief, polite call to your two U.S. senators and your U.S. representative urging them to co-sponsor and support the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. Look up your legislators' names and their phone numbers. After making your phone call (please do not skip that crucial step!), fill in and submit the form below to automatically send a follow-up message to your legislators. Elected officials receive a lot of email, so remember to personalize the email message below so that your message will have a greater impact.
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