December 7, 2009
Capitol Hill Chimpanzee Exhibit Raises Awareness
An exhibit featuring poignant images and video of chimpanzees living in research laboratories juxtaposed with images of chimpanzees living in sanctuaries was recently on display at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
The exhibit was sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives and created to educate members of Congress and others about the chimpanzees kept in laboratories and used in harmful experiments who would be affected by the passage of The Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326).
The Great Ape Protection Act would phase out the use of chimpanzees in invasive research and retire all government-owned chimpanzees to sanctuary. The act was introduced by Reps. Edolphus Towns (D-NY), Dave Reichert (R-WA), James Langevin (D-RI) and Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD).