Vegetarians International Voice for Animals

Animals rescued by PCRM

Viva!life Issue: 
Issue 52 | Spring 2013
100 Chimpanzees Saved

100 re-homed Chimpanzees saved from being used in experiments.

The US’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) were intending to transfer more than 100 chimps to a research facility in Texas, with a track record of fines for animal welfare violations. Our great US colleagues, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) refused to accept this and along with other groups campaigned for months. It was announced in January 2013 that they had triumphed and every one of the animals is to be permanently retired to the Louisiana Chimp Haven sanctuary. At their new home, the chimpanzees will have space to explore and trees to climb and, best of all, will be free of invasive experiments.