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.
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News & Events
August 5, 2015
The New York Blood Center abandoned its retired research chimpanzees in Liberia. We stepped in to provide lifesaving care for the chimps—and are working to hold the blood center accountable.
July 14, 2015
Lulu Belle, a 52 year old chimpanzee, has been a fixture at our Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch for almost 20 years. And in that time she has continually amazed us—from thriving after being rescued from a biomedical research facility to recovering from a stroke—she’s a true survivor. But now she’s added something new to her list of attributes—record-breaker.
June 12, 2015
New Protections for Captive Chimpanzees: Government Restricts Use In Biomedical Research, Entertainment and The Pet Trade
Captive chimps in the U.S. will have increased protections under a new regulation that recognizes their declining numbers in the wild and the conservation impacts of exploiting captive chimps.
June 12, 2015
Captive and wild chimpanzees are now listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The new listing from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in response to a 2010 legal petition by The Humane Society of the United States. Under the ESA, a permit for any activity that would involve harming, harassing, killing or the use of chimpanzees in interstate commerce is required.
May 29, 2015
The Harvard Medical School’s New England Primate Research Center is scheduled to close on May 31.
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.