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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 29,431
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

Oct 6, 2015 Robin Nemeroff
Oct 6, 2015 karen presson
Oct 6, 2015 Sabrina Geremia
Oct 6, 2015 Kimberly Hughes
Oct 6, 2015 Donna Resek
Oct 6, 2015 Gayla Amend
Oct 6, 2015 Myra Brodett
Oct 6, 2015 tania liva
Oct 6, 2015 paola catapano
Oct 6, 2015 T. Fitzgerald
Oct 6, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 5, 2015 susan tansley
Oct 5, 2015 Crystle Tellerday
Oct 5, 2015 L. Meta Williams
Oct 4, 2015 Jodi Macina The fact that this, amongst, many other barbaric practices STILL are continuing is disgusting. Human beings that inflict this senseless torture should be "studied" in the same way in which they treat these beautiful creatures. I hope Karma exists.
Oct 4, 2015 Jeff harris
Oct 4, 2015 Jan Karpel
Oct 3, 2015 Betty Kendrick
Oct 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 3, 2015 Rennell Brunclik
Oct 3, 2015 Amy Williams
Oct 3, 2015 ana trillo
Oct 3, 2015 Maria Simao
Oct 3, 2015 Benedetta Arcelli
Oct 2, 2015 Hannah Beadman
Oct 2, 2015 Karen Tompkins
Oct 2, 2015 Cassandra Marentette
Oct 2, 2015 Catherine Breithaupt
Oct 2, 2015 James Higgins
Oct 2, 2015 Stacey Wilson
Oct 2, 2015 Valérie M. Horne
Oct 2, 2015 Phyllis Dupret
Oct 2, 2015 Martha Jaquith
Oct 2, 2015 MaryEllen Davidson
Oct 2, 2015 Tracy Schalk
Oct 2, 2015 Memoree VanderHeyden
Oct 2, 2015 Barbara Hatcher
Oct 2, 2015 Dorothy Rossi
Oct 1, 2015 Colleen Pickering
Sep 30, 2015 Lisa Mitchell Stop using animals for any testing!!!!!!!!
Sep 30, 2015 Erica Bennett
Sep 30, 2015 Janet Meyer
Sep 30, 2015 Leo Elizabeth Alonzo Evil and Horrible abuse to these creatures must be stopped...........I would like to see these people put in cages and be subjected to torture!!!!!!!!!!! Then tell me how you like it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 30, 2015 Michele Vinz
Sep 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Sep 29, 2015 alexia papadogiannaki
Sep 29, 2015 Leena Rahja
Sep 28, 2015 martina lala
Sep 28, 2015 Jennifer Gorman
Sep 27, 2015 Becky Isaac

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