National Institute of Health: almost all of the 451 chimpanzees owned or supported by the National Institutes of Health that are now at research facilities should be permanently retired from research and moved to sanctuaries, with planning for the move to start immediately, a report from an N.I.H. council unanimously recommended Tuesday.
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On this day in 2002 Fauna lost the beautiful Annie. Today we are remembering Fauna’s matriarch who died at the age of 42. Sometime in 1959 Annie was captured in the wild and taken from her family to be used in a circus. After enduring 21 years in research labs (where she was in two studies) and suffering from severe weight loss and anorexia, Annie arrived at Fauna to spend her last years in peace. Read the story of this remarkable life.
Rest in peace Annie.