Primate Rescue Center

Deficit Hawk Swoops to Save Chimps from U.S. Research

April Truitt April 15, 2011

Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.), a noted budget hawk, introduced a novel way to take a tiny chunk out of the federal deficit Wednesday: Pinch pennies by preserving primates.

The "Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act" would prohibit "invasive research" on chimpanzees and retire the approximately 500 government-owned chimps in labs to private sanctuaries within three years.


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