Thursday, October 28, 2004

N.Y. HEARS STORIES FROM A SANCTUARY

Founder of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Speaks in New York

Gloria Grow, Founder and Director of the Fauna Foundation, a Montreal-based sanctuary for abused and neglected animals, will speak at an event sponsored by the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS).

"In Their Own Words: Stories of Chimpanzees Rescued from Research," a lecture and "virtual" tour of the Fauna Sanctuary, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Park Central Hotel, 870 Seventh Avenue at 56th Street.

In 1997, Fauna rescued 15 chimpanzees from the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Surgery in Primates. Today - in the care of Grow, her partner, Richard Allan, D.V.M., and staff - these chimps are recovering from years of pain, fear and trauma....

Says Dr. Theo Capaldo, NEAVS' President, "We want to inspire people to help end the use of chimpanzees in research. This event promises to bring us a step closer to understanding our 'next of kin.' That knowledge, in turn, will bring us closer to the day when all chimpanzees are freed from all laboratories everywhere."...