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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 02:01 PM
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Chimp Research Declared 'Unnecessary' by Federal Agency

http://www.readersupportednews.org/news-section2/312-16...

"n a watershed moment for chimpanzee research, the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on December 15 declaring that "most current use of chimpanzees for biomedical research is unnecessary" and recommending the sharp curtailing of government-funded research on humankind's closest genetic relative. Within an hour, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which funds research on chimpanzees, announced that he accepted the recommendations and would move to implement them as swiftly as possible."

I'm in favor. It's not an attack on animal research, nor even a ban on chimp research. But it does recognize the close relationship of chimps and humans -- and, more importantly, the intelligence and demonstrated concept of self of chimps. So, not caving to PETAphiles, rather a recognition that some animals are simply so close to humans and so gifted in their own right that they should be accorded a respect that severely limits their use in research.

What think other DU2ers?
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 02:05 PM
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1. Wonderful!!! knr
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 02:14 PM
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2. That's very good news.
Really glad to hear that.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 02:23 PM
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3. What I thought was that this was going to be something about George W Bush's deregulation schemes.
Geez-oh-man...I been here for too long.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 04:53 PM
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4. It might be a watershed moment if someone actually...
conducted some intensive probing of this brain...

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kayakjohnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 06:21 PM
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5. That pic is just begging for a photshop.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 07:48 AM
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8. They'd find more functioning neurons in a true chimp, of course.
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ellenrr Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 05:04 AM
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6. articles like this are why I continue to visit. thanks. n/t
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 07:09 AM
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7. It's about time
Chimps deserve better.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 07:49 AM
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9. I'm sorry but I still want to know how one became our pResident for 8 years...can we research that?
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 10:14 AM
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10. +1
Cover-up in progress.

Stealth legislation. :evilgrin:
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-21-11 01:52 PM
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11. ...
:rofl:
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