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Chimpanzee Research

Merck Joins Companies Ending Chimpanzee Research

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use ch...

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work. Reason 3: Animals Aren't Little Humans

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Your child, my father, and all of our loved ones who may be suffering from illnesses are not rats or dogs or monkeys. So why do animal experimenters keep treating them as though they are?

Rare Chimps & Possible New Fish Species Face Bulldozers in Cameroon

Kat Clark | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Kat Clark

If you think "biodiversity hotspot" sounds like a science class or a commercial for a vacation destination, imagine this instead: The chimps living on land that Herakles Farms hopes to "develop" have as many forest friends as The Jungle Book's Mowgli.

Animal Smarts

Allen Frances | Posted 06.08.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Accumulating evidence suggests that animals are a lot smarter and humans are a lot dumber than we previously thought. A recent study shows that the short term memory of chimpanzees far exceeds what we can expect from ourselves.

WATCH: Chimps Possess Remarkably 'Human' Trait, Study Suggests

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/15/2013 12:20 PM EST on LiveScience Humans aren't the only ones who cry "no fair."...

Free the Rockville 15!

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 09.03.2012 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

We need to communicate with Dr Francis Collins, Director of the NIH, to ask him to intervene to have the Rockville 15 released to sanctuary, rather than warehoused in a laboratory at taxpayers' expense.

Like Chimp Research, More To Whaling Than Economics

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

By Jennifer Jacquet (Click here for original article.) "Research on chimpanzees is contentious, expensive, and of increasingly limited necessity,"...

Bonobo Cooks His Own Food

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green

Anyone who's ever seen "Planet of the Apes" or the recent "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," knows this is exactly how it starts. And it's all downhill...

One Small Step for Chimpanzeekind

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.19.2012 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Chimpanzees have been much in the news recently. There's been a lot of concern about their use in invasive biomedical research and deceptive ploys by ...

Government Agrees To Restrict Research Using Chimps

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 02.14.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Days in the laboratory are numbered for chimpanzees, humans' closest relative. Chimps paved astronauts' way into space and were vi...

Special Report: Life In A Chimpanzee Research Lab

McClatchy | Posted 06.23.2011 | Green

About 180 chimpanzees at a federal primate facility in the New Mexico desert are at the center of an impassioned debate between the National Institute...