Nature News Blog: Chimpanzee bill receives first hearing : Nature News Blog

The proposed legislation would “allow us to focus on new alternative research methodologies, end a cycle of wasteful and unnecessary research, save money, and protect chimpanzees who have already given so much of their lives to research in the past,” said Martin Wasserman (pictured), a Maryland-based physician and former vaccine researcher at GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, who testified in support of the bill. Because chimps cost between $67 and $35 per day to care for, Wasserman estimated that the legislation would save taxpayers $300 million over the next decade.

The only Wisconsin legislator to co-sponsor this act is Rep. Gwen Moore. Have you contacted your legislators yet about co-sponsoring this act?

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Nature News Blog: Chimpanzee bill receives first hearing : Nature News Blog.

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