Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Project R&R Action Alert

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Dear NEAVS Supporter,

I’m writing with exciting breaking news: Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have introduced the Great Ape Protection Act (S.3694) in the U.S. Senate, lending bipartisan support to end the use of great apes in invasive research.

NEAVS/Project R&R Science Director Dr. Jarrod Bailey recently met with Senator Cantwell and several other legislators, explaining how ending chimpanzee research would have no negative impact on human health. Dr. Bailey provided the Congress members with abstracts of NEAVS/Project R&R’s scientific papers, along with a list of over 700 scientists who have pledged their support for ending the use of chimpanzees in invasive research, demonstrating impressive scientific support for this legislation.

The House version (H.R. 1326) of the Great Ape Protection Act currently has 149 cosponsors. We thank all of you for your hard work in getting your federal representatives to sign on.

Now it’s time to build the list of Senate cosponsors and we need your help!

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U.S. residents: click here to locate federal senators. And please, pass this information on to neighbors/friends.

It will take only a few minutes and it will make all the difference for the chimpanzees. If needed, please direct your senator’s office to Project R&R or (617) 523-6020 for further information.

Not a U.S. resident? Please sign our World Solidarity petition.

Thank you for taking action on behalf of animals in labs!

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