|Credit: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine|
Back here, I related the history of chimpanzees in Alamogordo.
A new life for the Alamogordo chimps!
Today brings important news for the 169 remaining chimps at the Alamogordo Primate Facility on Holloman Air Force Base.
In short --> some? most? all? -- of these chimps will be retired to Chimp Haven in Louisiana.
Here is the final report from the Working Group on the Use of Chimpanzees in NIH-Supported Research. There is a comment period before their recommendations can be finalized, but it would seem public opinion is in favor of retiring the chimps.
What a happy ending to a dismal history. Kudos to Chimp Haven.
But what about ....?
While I was researching the history of the Alamogordo chimps, I was dismayed to learn that Americans can breed and sell chimps as pets.
Setting aside the horror stories of the dangers of adolescent and adult chimps, how does one rationalize taking a baby chimp from its mother?
A baby chimp that has been taken from its mother suffers effects similar to that of a human infant being stolen from its mother.
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