Primate Rescue Center

186 Alamogordo Chimps Get Reprieve From Research

April Truitt January 05, 2011

2011 is off to a hopeful start for 186 chimpanzees at the Alamogordo Primate Facility (APF), who have been granted a reprieve from transfer to a Texas laboratory for use in invasive research.

According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) statement issued yesterday, the transfer will be delayed “pending an Institute of Medicine [the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences] in-depth analysis to reassess the scientific need for the continued use of chimpanzees.” The report is expected to take about two years.

Read more at NEAVS/Project R&R

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