"National Institutes of Health To Retire Most Lab Chimpanzees"

"Following the recent federal decision to list captive chimpanzees as an endangered species, the National Institutes of Health announced Wednesday it would retire the majority of the approximately 360 government-owned chimpanzees currently held in laboratories."

"The NIH will begin implementing most of the recommendations made by an advisory group that considered the findings of a 2011 Institute of Medicine study that concluded chimps were no longer crucial for most biomedical and behavioral research.

The lab chimps will be retired to facilities already housing aging great apes."

Julie Cart reports for the Los Angeles Times June 26, 2013.

Source: LA Times, 06/27/2013