Flo is a 54-year old government-owned chimpanzee who has spent most of her life in a laboratory enduring painful and traumatic experiments. Hundreds of chimpanzees just like her languish in the United States. But, thanks to modern research techniques and the support of the public, the tide is beginning to turn in favor of these sensitive and intelligent animals.
The one-of-a-kind chimpanzee paintings featured during our Chimpanzee Art Contest and recently auctioned off on eBay are now available as prints. They’re the perfect holiday gift and the sales benefit chimpanzee sanctuaries, but they’re only available for a limited time. Get yours
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November 14, 2013
A barrier in the way of government-owned chimpanzees in laboratories being transferred to sanctuaries has been cleared now that Congress has given final approval to support the project. The Senate gave final approval to the National Institutes of Health to spend money on sanctuary care and to begin fulfilling the agency’s pledge to move laboratory chimpanzees to sanctuaries, a move hailed by The Humane Society of the United States as game-changing for these great apes.
November 12, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted without opposition to give the National Institutes of Health the much-needed flexibility within its budget to retire government-owned chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries, and to continue supporting those already in sanctuary.
October 30, 2013
The United States Senate has voted to give the National Institutes of Health the flexibility within its budget to retire government-owned chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries, and continue to support those already in sanctuary.
August 29, 2013
Brent, a 37-year-old retired chimpanzee from Chimp Haven in Keithville, La., has won first place in The Humane Society of the United States’ Chimpanzee Art Contest, which featured paintings created by chimpanzees living in sanctuaries throughout the United States and generated more than 27,000 votes.
July 26, 2013
An official ceremonial signing was held by Gov. Dannel Malloy for the passage of “An Act Concerning Dissection Choice,” a new law requiring schools to excuse any student from participating or observing the dissection of any animal as part of classroom instruction.
June 26, 2013
The National Institutes of Health announced its intention to retire the majority of the more than 350 government-owned chimpanzees currently in laboratories to sanctuary.
June 11, 2013
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act.
June 7, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formalized several policy recommendations designed to reduce animal tests in pesticide safety.