Dear PCRM supporter,
For the last
several years, PCRM has been working to end chimpanzee experimentation. Finally,
we have begun to see some positive momentum on Capitol Hill. The Senate
Committee on the Environment and Public Works held a hearing on the Great Ape
Protection and Cost Savings Act last month, and we are expecting them to vote
the bill out of committee soon.
Let me be clear: We would never have gotten this far without your help. Your e-mails,
letters, and phone calls keep Congress informed and let them know that their
constituents care deeply about this issue.
We need to keep the pressure on. As the bill gets closer to passage, we
have heard from congressional staff that labs that experiment on chimpanzees
are ramping up their efforts to defeat the bill, and we need you to remind your
senator of the facts. As a physician, you are particularly important to this
Please send a personalized letter and urge your senators to support this important bill.
Click here to find your senators' address.
You can use the
following talking points, but please personalize the letter as much as
- As a resident of , I am writing to urge you to support S. 810, the
Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act.
- Nearly 1,000 chimpanzees are
currently suffering in U.S.
labs, wasting taxpayer dollars on ineffective medical research.
- The Institute of Medicine
recently issued a report in which they could not identify a single area of
research for which chimpanzees are necessary.
- Passage of this bill would save
taxpayers around $250 million over 10 years. This money which could be
spent on more effective research that would actually help my patients.
- Please co-sponsor S.810, the Great
Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. It makes sense scientifically,
financially, and morally.
Also, if you are
affiliated with a local medical center or university, please mention that in
Together, we can make sanctuary a reality for
chimpanzees currently suffering in laboratories. Thank you for all of your
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