U.S. stops breeding chimps for research

From Reuters.com:

The U.S. National Institutes of Health, which supports a variety of biomedical studies using animals, will stop breeding government-owned chimpanzees for research — a step animal rights advocates lauded on Thursday.

“This decision is a huge step towards a day when chimpanzees are no longer used in invasive biomedical research and testing,” Kathleen Conlee of the Humane Society said in a statement.

I liked the Bullshit episode (Time Mark 14:30) where they made the point that the majority of the people from PETA (or the Humane Society) would not be alive if it weren’t for the medical advancements accomplished through animal testing.


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