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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


Jul 7, 2015 Nectaria Peters
Jul 7, 2015 Corinna Borkert
Jul 7, 2015 Rami Mali
Jul 6, 2015 Milene Lima
Jul 6, 2015 Antonio Elias Firmino Ferreira
Jul 6, 2015 brigitte lippens
Jul 5, 2015 l van der steen
Jul 5, 2015 a spek
Jul 5, 2015 lennart blomqvist
Jul 5, 2015 Carla Purtscher
Jul 5, 2015 Petra Egging
Jul 5, 2015 gaby janssen
Jul 5, 2015 wilma lagrand
Jul 5, 2015 rose moore
Jul 5, 2015 Gunnar Lien
Jul 5, 2015 Regina Luh
Jul 4, 2015 Loreto Elena Fillat de Acosta
Jul 4, 2015 Deepali Chanan Please let chimpanzees live around in sanctuary! Don't experiment on them. They have the right to live peacefully!
Jul 4, 2015 J Starr
Jul 4, 2015 Lauren Oggiono
Jul 4, 2015 Brooke Munsinger
Jul 4, 2015 E Devlin
Jul 4, 2015 Carmen Stigen
Jul 4, 2015 Alexandra Douglas
Jul 3, 2015 Kathleen Kelly
Jul 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 3, 2015 Linda Mazak
Jul 3, 2015 Andrea Giza-O'Neill
Jul 3, 2015 Jackee Goforth
Jul 3, 2015 Gary Reno
Jul 3, 2015 catherine and nicolette OTTILIO MAGGIO
Jul 3, 2015 Christine Anderson
Jul 3, 2015 Lori Ugolik
Jul 3, 2015 Monica Reynolds
Jul 3, 2015 Peg Bell - Lohr
Jul 3, 2015 Megan Davis
Jul 3, 2015 John Holden
Jul 3, 2015 Melissa Sullivan
Jul 3, 2015 Olga Castello
Jul 3, 2015 Isabel carapeto
Jul 3, 2015 Haley Norriss
Jul 1, 2015 Janet Bushey
Jul 1, 2015 Jenny Miller
Jul 1, 2015 Chris Henderson
Jun 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2015 Monika Pettersen
Jun 29, 2015 Michelle Gorton
Jun 28, 2015 Julia Zimansky
Jun 28, 2015 elizabeth bond
Jun 27, 2015 Jason Starr

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