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OCT 30, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle

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US Senate OKs further support for Chimp Haven

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bill to let the National Institutes of Health keep supporting federal chimpanzees retired to the national sanctuary in northwest Louisiana has passed the U.S. Senate. A study commissioned by The Humane Society of the United States has estimated annual costs of housing alone for research chimpanzees at $21,900 per animal. "Moving these chimps to sanctuary care is not only the right thing to do, but doing so would also be more cost-efficient for NIH and for taxpayers," the bill's sponsor, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, said in a release. [...] on to the next steps, Kathleen ... Read More

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