Wednesday, October 09, 2002

NOT COMPLETELY RETIRED FROM RESEARCH

Chimps semi-retired
Hundreds of chimpanzees sent to sanctuaries could continue to serve researchers | By Harvey Black

Two recent transfers of custody mean that nearly 500 US research chimpanzees will soon be enjoying a leisurely schedule and comfortable living conditions in non-profit sanctuaries.Their freedom to roam and socialize, however, will make them prime subjects for behavioral researchers, and a legal catch means that some chimps could still be recalled for biomedical research....