Saturday, October 1, 2011

Urge the Government to Protect Captive Chimpanzees

The Endangered Species Act is meant to protect wildlife and promote conservation, but current regulations deprive captive chimpanzees in the U.S. of protections normally afforded to threatened and endangered species. As a result they are frequently used in entertainment, invasive experiments, and kept as exotic pets. Studies have shown that using captive chimpanzees in these ways contributes to the mistaken belief that chimpanzees are not in danger of becoming extinct in the wild, which contributes to their decline.

The Humane Society of the United States, along with other conservation and animal protection organizations, filed a legal petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asking the agency to list all chimpanzees as "endangered," which would help protect captive chimpanzees in the U.S. The agency is soliciting public comment on this issue. It's very important that they hear from you!


Please contact the Fish and Wildlife Service and ask them to recognize captive chimpanzees as an endangered species. Please note that your comments will be available for public viewing. Click here for more information.

Click on the link below for full information and to Sign Petition

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