Help the Almagordo Chimpanzees

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Since 2001, chimpanzees have been housed at APF, where they cannot be used for research. However, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to move the chimpanzees—many of them at least 30 years old—to the Southwest National Primate Research Facility in San Antonio, Texas, where they can be used in painful, invasive experiments.". Tags: chimpanzees animal research primates National Institutes of Health new mexico

Investigation Demanded for Southwest Lab

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SAEN) is calling for an investigation of Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, TX. Tags: animal research primates Texas Stop Animal Exploitation Now! SAEN says previous USDA reports revealed primates have died at the Texas lab from dehydration and hypothermia, while others have simply been "found dead" -- possibly without veterinary care -- after suffering from serious disease conditions that include temperatures up to 105 degrees.

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New Mexico Governor Opposes Chimp Transfer

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Bill Richardson is asking to tour a former medical research lab in southern New Mexico that houses more than 200 chimpanzees. The animals can be used again for medical experiments if transferred to the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, Texas. Tags: chimpanzees animal research animal laboratories Texas new mexico From the AP.

Good News for the Alamagordo Chimps!

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Bill Richardson on Thursday the chimps will not be transferred to a San Antonio, Texas, facility until the National Academy of Sciences reviews policies on using chimpanzees in biomedical research. The NIH proposed sending them to Texas to be used in research aimed at finding a hepatitis C vaccine. chimpanzees animal research primates National Institutes of Health new mexicoI received an alert from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Southwest Primate Center "Celebrates" 10 Years

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This place is celebrating its 10th year with ground-breaking research into what makes us all fat. After more than 50 years of studying the ways a fatty diet contributes to heart disease in San Antonio baboons, it might seem there wouldn't be much left to learn. And let's not forget the required sanctimonious quote from an animal researcher “Our primates are essential partners in medical progress, as are mice, rats, guinea pigs and opossums.