Thursday, November 25, 2004

CALL FOR END TO ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

Chimpanzee Scientist Goodall Wants End to Animal Testing

Jane Goodall, the world's foremost authority on chimpanzees, on Monday urged the immediate discontinuation of animal tests because they are mostly [?] "unnecessary."

"I am concerned that the Korean public are not educated about what actually happens (when animals are used in testing). People should understand the experiments are completely [!] unnecessary because alternative ways have already been developed," the 70-year-old said in a press conference in Seoul.

She added the researchers in the labs should understand animals are not just objects and stop going ahead with animal experiments, which are typically conducted in terrible conditions.

"The thing is that through observing and learning about chimpanzees, I understand the lines between us and the rest of the animal kingdom is not so big. They have personality and they have feeling. They feel sadness,"...

Here are some ways to help current and former research chimpanzees:

CHEER FOR CHIMPANZEES
As you do your holiday shopping this year, don't forget the chimpanzees.

STOP FEDERAL FUNDING OF CHIMPANZEE EXPERIMENTS
Your tax dollars make it possible for researchers to continue to use chimpanzees as furry test tubes for human diseases.

APPLES FOR APES
In the wild, fruit comprises about two-thirds of a chimpanzee's diet. The situation is very different behind bars.