Undercover video – inside the New Iberia Research Center.
Released as part of an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States.
NIRC cages about 6,000 monkeys and 325 chimpanzees on 100 acres. In the span of nine months, the HSUS investigator saw only about 20 of the chimpanzees used in active studies. The majority of chimps at the facility appeared to be warehoused or used for breeding – two activities that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars, even at a time of fiscal crisis and when no other developed nation uses chimpanzees in experiments.