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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

Mar 1, 2015 Angela Scott
Feb 28, 2015 Renee Wilson
Feb 28, 2015 Betsy Farmer
Feb 28, 2015 Pricila Marques Machado
Feb 28, 2015 Michael Ramirez
Feb 28, 2015 Rosemeire Silva
Feb 27, 2015 shruti sanghavi
Feb 27, 2015 Angélica Lozano
Feb 27, 2015 Vanessa Garcia
Feb 27, 2015 Jeanine Spanjers
Feb 27, 2015 Maria Alice Simao
Feb 27, 2015 aurora GOES porque acho crueldade demais cientistas não são de Deus
Feb 27, 2015 Stacy patrick
Feb 27, 2015 Elizabeth Smith
Feb 27, 2015 Aro Aro
Feb 27, 2015 maria viana
Feb 27, 2015 alaide vieira
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 Felipe Pasqualino
Feb 27, 2015 Rene' Dalli
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 MORTON Goldblum
Feb 27, 2015 Shirley Moore
Feb 27, 2015 Helena T
Feb 27, 2015 dalva looes
Feb 27, 2015 Liane Spezani
Feb 27, 2015 ivanir Ferreira Brabo
Feb 27, 2015 eaine figue
Feb 27, 2015 MARIA VEIGA
Feb 27, 2015 catia Mossmann Por favor, acabem com esse sofrimento irracional!
Feb 27, 2015 John Brodeur
Feb 27, 2015 Ross Sutherland
Feb 27, 2015 Eduardo Pierro
Feb 27, 2015 julie port
Feb 27, 2015 Laurens Raming
Feb 27, 2015 eleni mylona
Feb 27, 2015 Stefan György
Feb 27, 2015 fabiano RODRIGUES
Feb 27, 2015 krista coyle
Feb 27, 2015 Gabriele Stuis-Weinreich There is no no valid argument to continue to keep any kind of animal for medical studies.
Feb 27, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Feb 27, 2015 Dave shon
Feb 26, 2015 kala malizio
Feb 26, 2015 Chris Pope
Feb 26, 2015 Iben Gross
Feb 26, 2015 linda manganello Morally & Ethically wrong.
Feb 26, 2015 gabriella mattsson
Feb 26, 2015 Hana Dzurecova
Feb 26, 2015 monty foley

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