Government Scientists Want Research Chimps Retired
Only 50 chimps will be kept for federally funded research.
The proposal from a National Institutes of Health committee also said all of the chimps should have plenty of room to play and climb…
The federal agency said in 2011 that it would phase out most invasive research on chimpanzees. The new 86-page recommendation describes how chimpanzees should be kept and what will be needed for any future research. Chimps should be used only if there is no other way to study a threat to human health, and the research should be approved by an independent committee with members from the public, said the Council of Councils proposal, which will be sent to the NIH’s director after a 60-day public-comment period.