A National Institutes of Health (NIH) Working Group on Chimpanzees in Research today recommended that the majority of the 451 identified NIH-owned or -supported chimpanzees currently held in U.S. labs and available for research should be retired to sanctuary.

For more information see the New York Times article “Health Agency Moves to Retire Most Chimps Used for Research.”

The private labs with chimps are next.

For updates: NEAVS’ Project R&R: Release and Restitution for Chimpanzees in U.S. Labs.