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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

Aug 31, 2015 Roxanne Asel
Aug 30, 2015 Natasha Manes
Aug 29, 2015 gerry Martin
Aug 29, 2015 Susan (Suni) Roberts-Ibarra
Aug 29, 2015 melanie van groningen
Aug 29, 2015 Chris Leverich
Aug 29, 2015 Leanne Rathmell
Aug 29, 2015 Catherine Fried
Aug 29, 2015 Vera Camarinha
Aug 28, 2015 Emily Hanson
Aug 28, 2015 sylvie tellier
Aug 28, 2015 John Petteford
Aug 28, 2015 Leigh Nash
Aug 28, 2015 Shelly Van Lanen
Aug 28, 2015 Melinda L. Tumino
Aug 28, 2015 Susan Bjorgum
Aug 28, 2015 LAURA MANNING
Aug 28, 2015 Rose Thompson
Aug 27, 2015 cristiane Pimentel
Aug 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2015 Suzanne Ellen
Aug 27, 2015 Jill Shell
Aug 26, 2015 cecilia nevel
Aug 26, 2015 kristi ellenberger
Aug 26, 2015 A. Elissen
Aug 26, 2015 Katarina DURJAK
Aug 26, 2015 Rita Vercauteren
Aug 25, 2015 Shelley Stone
Aug 25, 2015 Barbara Sprague
Aug 25, 2015 jane gilmore
Aug 25, 2015 janet sifers
Aug 25, 2015 Oleg Nazarov
Aug 25, 2015 Angus Barkley
Aug 25, 2015 Elisabeth Wouters
Aug 25, 2015 Debbie Bunn No more research on any animals
Aug 25, 2015 Kim Guysick
Aug 25, 2015 Angels Puig
Aug 25, 2015 Nancy Verlinde "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi
Aug 25, 2015 Josh Richard
Aug 25, 2015 Jeannine Boone
Aug 25, 2015 Jennifer Haverkamp
Aug 25, 2015 Margaret Sober
Aug 25, 2015 Leisa Baumann
Aug 25, 2015 apryl whitten
Aug 25, 2015 Laura Dani
Aug 24, 2015 YLa Hoang
Aug 24, 2015 Marlene Goodson stop using animals for testing! We have the technology!
Aug 24, 2015 maureen colon
Aug 23, 2015 (Name not displayed) Alternatives to animal vivisection are many and far more viable than torturing the vulnerable because a small sub-section of humans lack any concern for animals and wildlife.
Aug 23, 2015 christine burgess

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