No more poking, pricking or prodding. If you’re a simian (and you are), it’s good news.
“It’s great news,” said Mary Lee Jensvold, director of the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute at Central Washington University.
“It’s a watershed moment.”
She’s referring to a recommendation last month by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) committee that more than 300 chimpanzees used in government-funded laboratories would no longer be used for research and instead be retired to sanctuaries.
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Story and photo courtesy of the Yakima Herald Republic.