The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Will Recieve A Generous Donation From The American Anti-Vivisection Society

What a great story this is. Thank Goodness there are people with huge hearts and have the finances to help these Chimpanzees. I'm glad to see that they did some research to find out what Sanctuaries are good ones! Congratulations to the Chimpanzees and the hard workers at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northeast!

By: Intelligencer reporter Hilary Bentman

The American Anti-Vivisection Society, a Jenkintown-based animal group, is donating more than $60,000 to sanctuaries that care for animals formally used for research and testing. Nearly 300 animals, including chimpanzees and several other primate species, will benefit.

One of the sanctuaries receiving funding is Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest near Seattle, which is home to seven chimps, who lived for more than a decade at an Upper Bucks facility and were used in biomedical research.

The chimps — Annie, Burrito, Foxie, Jody, Jamie, Missy and Negra — were officially retired to the sanctuary in Cle Elum, Wash., in June 2008.

Since 1996, the animals had lived at Buckshire Corp., an East Rockhill company licensed to provide animals for research. The animals, according to sanctuary officials, had been used in hepatitis B vaccine research and for breeding purposes.

The grants from the AAVS come from the Tina Nelson Sanctuary Fund, a special donation program of AAVS in which 100 percent of all gifts go to provide care for animals.

The AAVS was founded in 1883 and was the first nonprofit animal advocacy and educational organization in the country dedicated to ending the use of animals in research, testing and education. The organization pursues its objectives through legal and effective advocacy, education, and support of the development of non-animal alternative methods.


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