A National Institute of Health report recently recommended retiring most government lab chimps. So what's next for them? Well, over the next year or so more than 100 will go to Chimp Haven, a sanctuary for the animals in Keithville, Louisiana. This footage shows some of the animals arriving, and seeing the sky, for the first time. Others are shown getting used to real, natural ground.
Ready your eye sockets for the inevitable tearing up.
So rewarding huh? So, how does it feel when you think about how long you have had them locked up like criminals? Because of you they were denied the everyday things that we take for granted. If I was responsible for that, I'd feel terrible.
Let all animals flourish instead of humans. And I hope those Chimps are set up with a great pension since they have retired and all. Idiots!!!
I think I started getting a little misty when they were able to touch each other and started grooming right away ;0)
A little hostile Handthumb, it's very likely she was the handler in these labs. In other words, she had no power to do anything to end the practice of primate testing other than to support any pending legislation, and instead did everything she could to make their containment as happy and healthy as their situation permitted. Even if she was actively engaged in testing on them, she is clearly a supporter of this ultimate release, as is the majority of the US scientific community and government. That's why, you know, they're being retired in the first place.
Also, since you and FlyBoy are so adamantly opposed to primate testing, I trust you are prepared to refuse the polio vaccine for your children? And should you develop a brain tumor, is it safe to assume you'll refuse any surgical intervention? Both are medical advances developed on chimpanzees prior to human testing.
It's a lot harder to put your child in a wheelchair or a loved one in a coffin than it is to sit at your computer chair spouting impetuous attacks on people trying to do the right thing.
firehorn, I don't think there is a good enough reason in the world to keep any living creature out of it's natural environment or keep it from living it's life the way it was intended. Who's to say an animals life is less important than our own. People get sick an die everyday. As far as we know we only have one life to live, so why deprive any creature from it. That's my opinion. Everyone is entitled to one whether you agree or not. Enjoy your day. :)
This is just sad.
ok, handthumb, put up or shut, time for you to refuse all medical trestment until death do you part, negative cheers, apologies to everyone else for my rudeness
Why would I cry over this?
Handthumb, less heart and more brain please. You yourself are a creature out of its natural environment. We used to run around naked in caves scavenging for food in the wild. We used our brains and developed science and culture to where it is now, and we will continue to do so, even if the means are questionable. When we find a better replacement for chimps, ie. they are working on very accurate computer simulations, we have no choice but to use them because it is even more "immoral" to use live human beings for testing drugs.