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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:15 PM
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U.S. wants to restart lab testing of chimps as science cools to it
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:19 PM
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1. Bernie has introduced legislation that would ban all testing on chimps
let's hope it gets support.
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:20 PM
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5. Thanks for mentioning this. Bernie Sanders is a treasure.
US lawmakers seek to ban chimp experiments
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110413/sc_afp/uspoliticss...
"Scientists worldwide have halted chimpanzee experiments, because these intelligent creatures suffer immensely and are poor models for researching human diseases," said Elizabeth Kucinich, director of government affairs for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medecine.

Her research ethics group has campaigned for the bills now being sponsored in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
:thumbsup:
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:57 PM
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7. he is my favorite politician. I've already sent him several thank you letters.
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:14 PM
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2. I don't see a lot of real need for chimp
research. At the very base of it is the fact that one of these animals really could rip your arm off and beat you to death with the wet end. That and the fact that the cost of maintaining even a very small chimp base is outrageous really puts off most research organizations.

The results you get would have to be some fascinating stuff that you could never get anywhere else and I just don't see that happening.

There are some people that still believe that the near genetic links between chimps and humans make them viable research candidates but most institutions won't move from the small monkeys they now have to use for FDA testing.
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:10 PM
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10. While you do not, apparently the scientists USING these chimps do
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BobbyBoring Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:29 PM
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3. Why not use Republicans instead of Chimps?
You could test drugs for mental illness, heart disease, hardening of the headeries, etc
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sharp_stick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:39 PM
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4. Chimps are much
closer to human than are Republicans. Plus Republicans aren't as neat. ;-)
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:30 PM
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6. Cozy agrees.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 03:31 PM by L0oniX
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:59 PM
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8. At least the chimps wear diapers. The Republicans toss their sh#t around and pretend it is "fact".
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:10 PM
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9. I would rather slow roast a thousand chimps than see ONE child suffer
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