Just in from the New England Anti-Vivisection Society — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today a proposal to protect all chimpanzees under the Endangered Species Act – whether free living in Africa or held in a U.S. lab or other captive situations.

Chimps at Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, Africa. (Photo: NEAVS)

Once they are officially listed as endangered, chimpanzees  in U.S. labs will be infinitely closer to being prohibited from indiscriminate use in biomedical research.