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Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

With new forms of medical technology and research techniques evolving at a rapid pace, there is simply no reason to continue using primates for invasive biomedical research. That's why Maryland Representative Roscoe Bartlett introduced the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act — a bill that would prohibit the use of chimpanzees for invasive studies and testing.

Working with the Humane Society of the United States and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Representative Bartlett found that saving the chimpanzees would also save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars per year since they would no longer have to be kept in warehouses awaiting research trials.

The chimps would be transferred to a primate sanctuary where they'd be free from cruel testing and able to live out their lives peacefully.

Speak out for chimpanzees and sign the petition supporting the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act!

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Dear Representative Bartlett,

I am writing to express my full support of your sponsorship of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. You have taken a significant step toward protecting chimpanzees from being injured or killed during biomedical research trials.

The fact is, with all of the advancements that have been made in the medical research industry, there is simply no reason to continue using chimpanzees for medical studies. Not only does medical research cause great harm to the animals, keeping them housed in warehouses ready for testing costs taxpayers millions of dollars per year.

Recently you said, "There's just no valid argument to continue to keep these great apes as they're now being kept," — and you're right. Between 80 and 90 percent of these animals aren't even being used in active research.

It is imperative that we lead the charge in protecting these great apes, especially since there is technologically no sound reason to keep them around for research purposes.

Please see that the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act passes so that our chimpanzees are saved from any further suffering and we from unnecessary spending!

Sincerely yours,

Petition Signatures

Feb 1, 2015 Elaine Catellier
Feb 1, 2015 Betty Edwards Please find others ways than usuing these ive imals it is
Feb 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 1, 2015 Gianfranco Frelli
Feb 1, 2015 Heather Marshall
Jan 31, 2015 Orlando Baquero
Jan 31, 2015 Gabriele Seitz
Jan 30, 2015 Jacqueline Fitch
Jan 30, 2015 Joseph Rzeczycki
Jan 30, 2015 KRISTEN CORRIGAN Since the lab opened in the 1930's, they themselves have admitted their findings won't be effective for humans, yet they continue the abuse and bloodshed to our primate brothers - and babies! They themselves admit it's useless! STOP THE FUNDING, CLOSE LAB
Jan 30, 2015 Diane Beeny
Jan 30, 2015 suzanne charnock
Jan 30, 2015 Courtney Cecere
Jan 30, 2015 Silvia Steinhilber
Jan 30, 2015 william crafts
Jan 30, 2015 Peggy Hymers
Jan 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 30, 2015 Karen grant
Jan 30, 2015 Mariam Andalibi
Jan 30, 2015 Katherine Freeh
Jan 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 29, 2015 marina derrico
Jan 29, 2015 Leesa McPherson
Jan 29, 2015 Tiffany Lee
Jan 29, 2015 Mary Crowder
Jan 29, 2015 Roslyn Piegari
Jan 28, 2015 Elizabeth O'Connor
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 James Carrell
Jan 28, 2015 Janice Barnbrook
Jan 28, 2015 Tim Baxter
Jan 28, 2015 Sally Segobia
Jan 28, 2015 James Mulconry
Jan 28, 2015 Kelsey Kennedy
Jan 28, 2015 Elena Velmozhna
Jan 28, 2015 Shanna Fouts There are many more humane and more effective methods to do medical testing. The technology exists, why are they still using this barbaric practice of testing on innocent animals?
Jan 28, 2015 carina bergdahl
Jan 28, 2015 Denise Fitzpatrick
Jan 28, 2015 Jennifer Gage
Jan 28, 2015 Aase Sømme
Jan 28, 2015 luwana dyer
Jan 28, 2015 Simone Dail
Jan 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 28, 2015 toni chir
Jan 28, 2015 Kathy Aprile
Jan 28, 2015 carrie leonard
Jan 28, 2015 Lisa Cocolin
Jan 28, 2015 Lynette Essery
Jan 28, 2015 Jodie Zupancic
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin

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