The Great Ape Grab: Seven Chimpanzees Go From Lab to Refuge … to Uncle Sam
by Lee Hall
The news reports paint a rosy picture of Chimp Haven, Inc. Chocolate lovers can buy a bar of Endangered Species Chocolate with a picture of a baby ape on the wrapper to support the company’s guaranteed donation of at least $25,000 to Chimp Haven,  a place that almost everyone happily dubs a “naturalistic sanctuary in Louisiana.” 
Chimp Haven is no sanctuary. Located near Shreveport, it serves as a holding site for the National Institutes of Health, whose only interest in chimpanzees is using them in tests. Donors who want to help chimpanzees are helping the NIH continue to afford experimenting on these beings.
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