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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


Apr 17, 2014 Julie Wines
Apr 17, 2014 joan rego
Apr 17, 2014 Chloe Beacham
Apr 17, 2014 Irene Schütz
Apr 17, 2014 Mika Rowan
Apr 17, 2014 Kacie Hillstrom
Apr 17, 2014 Stephanie Lloyd
Apr 17, 2014 leanne mumford
Apr 17, 2014 joyce muentes
Apr 16, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg
Apr 16, 2014 B. Szablowska
Apr 16, 2014 kathy funk
Apr 16, 2014 Liliana Bouchan
Apr 16, 2014 Felicia Frestan
Apr 16, 2014 Kath O'Brien
Apr 16, 2014 Nina Draper
Apr 16, 2014 Lisa Tolsma
Apr 16, 2014 Lenore Tarmin Shame on U
Apr 16, 2014 Catherine Darkin
Apr 16, 2014 Louise Provost
Apr 16, 2014 Nicholas Hughes
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Burkman
Apr 16, 2014 Ola Almazova
Apr 16, 2014 Johanna de Bruin
Apr 15, 2014 heidi foraker
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 15, 2014 Baljit Sangha
Apr 14, 2014 Amanda Reile
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 Svetlana Demireva
Apr 14, 2014 Cristiane Lazzarini Cortez ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 13, 2014 shirley riedhammer
Apr 13, 2014 tracy mcclatchie
Apr 13, 2014 Blossom Mausisa Tolentino
Apr 13, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2014 Betty Kowall
Apr 12, 2014 Aggie Mitchell Animal testing is pointless! It is known to be irrelevant, incorrect and wrong as a method of knowing the human reactions to anything! Stop animal testing, find a better way!
Apr 12, 2014 Joy Stevens
Apr 12, 2014 CYNDI SALINAS
Apr 11, 2014 Melissa Bostic
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Jacqueline Nelson
Apr 11, 2014 Susanne Krasovich
Apr 11, 2014 Noni Byers
Apr 11, 2014 margaret frest
Apr 11, 2014 Jamie deRuiter There are hundreds of better and safer ways to test.
Apr 11, 2014 JULIANNA BENEFIELD
Apr 11, 2014 Ivana Soldic
Apr 11, 2014 Jennifer Reinert
Apr 11, 2014 Susan Brown

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