U.S. chimp retirement gains momentum, as famed pair enters sanctuary

A milestone for lab chimps in the US as Hercules and Leo arrive at Project Chimps in Georgia

After years of experiments, a protracted battle to grant them legal “personhood,” and a life spent bouncing between two scientific facilities, two of the world’s most famous research chimpanzees have finally retired. Hercules and Leo arrived this morning at Project Chimps, a 95-hectare sanctuary in the wooded hills of Morgantown, Georgia.

Read more of this fascinating article.

Source: U.S. chimp retirement gains momentum, as famed pair enters sanctuary | Science | AAAS

Unhappily, monkeys in US labs are not so fortunate. The number used in biomedical research reached an all time high in 2017 

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7 thoughts on “U.S. chimp retirement gains momentum, as famed pair enters sanctuary

      1. Aw, thanks Alexandra! Nice to be missed. I have been very busy. Now that the days are drawing in, I’ll be spending more time with my laptop. In these difficult times, it feels a bit like being on the Titanic – difficult to know whether to keep shouting warnings about the iceberg, or join the string quartet playing hymns while the ship sinks under us. Let us hope the story has a happier ending.

        Hope all is well with you xx

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