Wonderful news and such a gorgeous video. I pray one day this will be the news for all laboratory animals as alternative methods develop.
This was my favorite story all week. Many of the federal government’s chimps held for testing in laboratories will be released. From VegNews:
According to The Humane Society of the United States, the NIH’s decision was due to a 2011 Institute of Medicine study, which found that primates are not necessary for effective biomedical and behavioral research.
If you want to imagine what that release will be like, watch this. And don’t just have a box of tissues on stand-by, get a roll of paper towels. You will be sobbing for joy when you see their little faces experience the fresh air and sunlight, trust me. These were chimps set free in Austria in 2011 after 30 years of lab captivity.