Fast Item #4: NIH Phasing out Research Chimpanzees

Friday, June 28, 2013

Kathy Hudson, Deputy Director for Science, Outreach, and Policy at National Institutes of Health discusses the NIH's announcement that they will greatly reduce the number of chimpanzees used in bio-medical research, and where the chimps will go now.


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Comments [5]


why not just do what NJ towns do -- spend the chimp's pension funds for current expenses?

Jun. 28 2013 04:02 PM
Vajramati from Upper West side

Of course Kathy Hudson would prefer to answer the scientific question. But what about the moral question even if she would not prefer to answer it? Brian dont back down.

Jun. 28 2013 10:51 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

So it’s about cost cutting and lack of funding and not animal welfare. Give me a break. The guest needs to be honest.

Jun. 28 2013 10:46 AM
Morgan from Manhattan

To Buddhists, all life is equally valued, not just animals close to humans. Great news for chimps, but the whole procedure should be reevaluated. I understand we need to do research, but, like this story is illustrating, our practices should continually be reanalyze.

Jun. 28 2013 10:45 AM

You don't *own* any animal. How arrogant.

Jun. 28 2013 10:43 AM

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