End the Torture of Chimpanzees in Laboratories

The use of chimpanzees in HIV/AIDS, cancer, hepatitis C, and other human disease research has been limited, inaccurate, un-predictive, and unnecessary and has contributed little or nothing to human health.


"There is burgeoning evidence of major, important and widespread genetic differences showing why chimpanzees are poor models for human research….and why they can never be good models," NEAVS’ Science Director, Dr. Jarrod Bailey has tesified.


“Studies have established that chimpanzees in research suffer from PTSD, depression and other psychological maladies. And routine and invasive procedures cause elevations of physiological stress indicators…. Stress affects immune systems—crucial for the study of infectious diseases—and vital organs such as the liver—important for the metabolism of drugs—and renders the use of chimpanzees flawed science..." states Dr. Theodora Capaldo, NEAVS President.


Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall has pointed out that over the last 10 years, “…technology has exploded with new techniques in research.” Goodall also said of chimpanzees kept captive for research, “…from their point of view, it’s like torture.”


Those outside of the National Institute of Health system, or institutions and businesses funded by it, are providing compelling evidence that the scientific necessity and useful of chimpanzees is a historic fact that can no longer be defended by modern science.


Chimpanzee research is cruel and scientifically unnecessary, and we oppose it.


Institute of Medicine

The National Acadamies

E-mail: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/feedback.aspx?key=49370&type=project

The use of chimpanzees in HIV/AIDS, cancer, hepatitis C, and other human disease research has been limited, inaccurate, un-predictive, and unnecessary and has contributed little or nothing to human health.



"There is burgeoning evidence of major, important and widespread genetic differences showing why chimpanzees are poor models for human research….and why they can never be good models," NEAVS’ Science Director, Dr. Jarrod Bailey has tesified.



“Studies have established that chimpanzees in research suffer from PTSD, depression and other psychological maladies. And routine and invasive procedures cause elevations of physiological stress indicators…. Stress affects immune systems—crucial for the study of infectious diseases—and vital organs such as the liver—important for the metabolism of drugs—and renders the use of chimpanzees flawed science..." states Dr. Theodora Capaldo, NEAVS President.



Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall has pointed out that over the last 10 years, “…technology has exploded with new techniques in research.” Goodall also said of chimpanzees kept captive for research, “…from their point of view, it’s like torture.”



Those outside of the National Institute of Health system, or institutions and businesses funded by it, are providing compelling evidence that the scientific necessity and useful of chimpanzees is a historic fact that can no longer be defended by modern science.



Chimpanzee research is cruel and scientifically unnecessary, and we oppose it.

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