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Support the status change of captive chimps to “endangered”!

Melanie Parker July 17, 2013

Let U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service know you support the status change of captive chimpanzees to "endangered"! 

The USFWS will be accepting public comments until August 12 on a proposal to upgrade the status of captive chimpanzees from "threatened" to "endangered". Now is the time to close this "split listing" loophole which for decades has enabled biomedical research, chimpanzees as "pets", and commercial exploitation in advertising and circuses. We need your help!

Please join us and Dr. Jane Goodall in supporting this significant proposal. Comments may be mailed or sent electronically to the USFWS until August 12, 2013.

Follow this link to submit electronically: Make your voice heard!
This link is to the official government page. Submit your comment by clicking on the ''Comment Now!'' box in the top right hand corner.

By hard copy:
Submit by U.S. mail or hand-deliver to:
Public Comments Processing
Attn: FWS-R9-ES-2010-0086
Division of Policy and Directives Management
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
4401 N. Fairfax Drive
MS 2042-PDM
Arlington, VA 22203

Comments

By Carolyn Mohr,MD on August 15, 2013

Captive Chimpanzees are definitely ENDANGERED as opposed to"threatened because they are often subject to torture in the name of Science or to make them perform to amuse humans.They are treated as disposable objects who have no Physical or Emotional feelings.
USFWS we rely on you to keep another SPECIES from becoming EXTINCT!! THANK YOU.

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